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.
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.