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Jessica Paige Ayers

Behind the Blog


Healthcare Leader

Duke Health Administrative Fellow

Upon receipt of her Masters of Healthcare Administration from UNC- Chapel Hill, Jessica began her career as an Administrative Fellow at the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic. Her personal career mission is to inspire change through equity and excellence. Jessica's passion for this work stems from health disparities that impact the quality and safety of women's health services.

Fitness Enthusiast

Half Marathon

Jessica has been a runner her entire life, running youth 5k races with her dad and distance track in high school. She commits herself to physical fitness, health, and wellness as a way to alleviate stress, maintain positive mental health, and challenge her physical ability. Her most recent feat involved running the City of Oaks Half Marathon.



Fayetteville | Triangle Area 

Since moving to North Carolina at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica has remained committed to her volunteerism and community service. She has partnered with organizations such as the Fayetteville Urban Ministry, RAPHA Ministries Family Center, and Connections of Cumberland County. Most recently, Jessica has begun volunteering with Dress for Success Triangle in efforts to broaden her impact on women's professional development and empowerment.


Miss NC USA 2022 Top 16

Jessica has been competing in pageants since 2016. The Miss NC USA 2023 Competition will be her third time competing in North Carolina. Her platform advocates for women's health equity. To support Jessica on her journey to the crown, please donate to Equity Before Birth, a pioneering an innovative approach to fill critical gaps and bring pre-existing silos together to wrap individual Black families in support.

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