Karla Cooper

Karla DeHaven, RN, BSN, NCSN, CCHC-C

Regional Child Care Nurse Consultant / Child Care Health Consultant Coach
Department of Maternal and Child Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Department of Maternal and Child Health
1928 Mail Service Center
5601 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27699


Karla DeHaven is a Regional Child Care Nurse Consultant. Prior to joining UNC she served children and families in North Carolina in her roles as Child Health Nurse, School Nurse and local Child Care Heatlh Consultant. Karla is passionate about public health and has served North Carolina for over 20 years.

Since 2020 she has provided coaching support to Child Care Health Consultants in the South Central region of the state.

Staff/Administrative Duties

As a regional child care health consultant coach, Karla serves as the primary source when licensed child care facilities have any health and safety needs or questions. She provides leadership in the assessment and development of child care health services in North Carolina, delivers consultation and technical assistance, provides training and educational materials, and conducts health and safety assessments.


  • BSN, Nursing, Samuel Merritt College and Saint Mary's College of California, 2001