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My Name is Andrea Townsend. God has blessed me with 2 incredibly amazing boys who are now compassionate and intelligent men presently, they are the breath of my life.  I am a retired Army nurse of 23 years, a nurse of more than 30 years. I have had various positions throughout my career, but none that I have been more passionate about than women’s health.

I started my journey as an oncology nurse in 1996 with an emphasis on women’s health for the last 10 years. I had a personal history with HPV in the late 80s and with early detection and proper treatment I was able to eradicate any traces of HPV.

I retired as a research nurse December 2019. I work with cervical cancer patients and the various clinical trials for cervical cancer.  Now I can work full time in my business as the CEO of Wo-Men in Touch Health and Wellness, LLC. I am passionate about women’s health and always eager to spread the word about preventive health care.

I am ecstatic to work with NCCC to assist in the education and awareness about HPV. There’s part of an African Proverb that says, “If you educate a woman you educate a family (nation).” I’m starting with this NCCC Chapter!!