Ms. Atabong is a first generation Cameroonian-American born and raised in the Washington DC metropolitan area. She has over 15 years of hands-on patient care ranging from the emergency room, home health, HIV clinics, substance abuse and outpatient community clinics. She received her bachelors of science in nursing and her masters in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from Coppin State University and was member of the Mary Mahoney Nursing Honor Society. As she discovered her passion for mental health she went on to pursue her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certification from the University of Cincinnati and is currently pursuing her doctorate of nursing practice from Duke University. She holds licenses in MD, VA and DC and has dual board certification in Family practice with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health with American Nursing Credentialing Center.
She is a versatile nurse practitioner trained to recognize the unique mental health needs of all her patients in a stigma free environment. She leverages a diverse clinical background, comprehensive primary care and mental health skill and evidence based care to support patients wellbeing, improve efficacy and drive positive patient outcomes. She is dedicated to translating knowledge into action to reduce health disparities, advocate for cultural sensitivity and promote equal access to quality healthcare.
She is currently an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners Association of Maryland and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. During her free time she loves to travel the world, workout to zumba, spend time with friends and family (especially nieces and nephew), provide mentorship and volunteer in local and international community outreach on mental health services.