Miryam has been an essential staff member to CCE's diabetes program since 2006. She is originally from Peru and holds a degree and background as a Social Worker. Prior to starting with CCE she worked as a teacher’s assistant with the Head Start organization. She currently works as a bilingual outreach worker whose primary focus to help interpret diabetes education to the individuals served at Riverhead, Patchogue, Brentwood, and Amityville HRH health centers. Her ability to help patients overcome language barriers makes her and asset to the Nurse and Dietitian educators she works with. She effortlessly makes the patients more comfortable with her comprehensive knowledge and application of their specific cultural background which further assists in making individualized goals.