Ginger is a physical therapist holding a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to being a highly respected educator and published author, Ginger has logged more than 25 years on the front lines treating patients, spending the bulk of that time working on ways to change how we deliver and practice healthcare. She has grounded her career on respect for human life, human rights and dignity, democratic values, and the sincerely held belief that we are stronger when we work together.
Born to teenage parents in small town North Carolina, Ginger grew up in a hardworking Republican family. Her parents, through hard work and personal responsibility, worked their way out of poverty to provide the best for their three children and position them well to pursue bright and promising futures. From that solid footing, Ginger eventually would go on to become only the second member of her family to receive a bachelor’s degree and the first to earn masters and doctoral degrees.
Ginger is an active member of Swansboro United Methodist Church and is committed to Christian values and ecumenical cooperation and collaboration. Her experience working in the mission field and serving as a volunteer aid worker drives her dedication to supporting her fellow citizens who seek better lives for themselves and their families, especially their children.
Ginger received her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Physical Therapy degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Professional Yoga Therapy Institute® and a longtime advocate for maternal and military service member health as a clinician and educator.
Ginger lives with her husband, a 30 year civil servant at Cherry Point, their three young sons, and their rescue pup, a Labrador Retriever named Scout, in Carteret County, NC.