Employee Spotlight: Meet Da'Maris

December 17th, 2020


Every month we share with you special insight on the great employees we have here at Liberty HealthShare.

For the month of December, we are excited to introduce Da'Maris, who was happy to share about himself and his journey at Liberty HealthShare. Da’Maris has supported our ministry by assisting our members, their providers and his coworkers with a positive outlook and a servant’s heart. He does his best to help others, which doesn’t go unnoticed by our members. 

“Da’Maris has given me incredible customer service to help me figure out my account and made sure I felt comfortable understanding everything,” one of our active healthsharing members said.

We hope you enjoy learning more about him and his contributions to our Liberty HealthShare family.


What is your role at Liberty HealthShare? What do you do in that role?

I’d like to think of myself as a Member and Provider Services Advisor because I assist our members, providers, and advocates with questions and help them to find solutions for any issues they run into.

 

How long have you worked here?

I have worked at Liberty HealthShare since May 2019.

 

What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty HealthShare team?

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty HealthShare team is knowing that we are constantly working together daily to help our members and providers. Whether it is helping a member understand how to utilize their ShareBox or assisting a provider, it all ties into our values of honoring Christ by giving selfless, compassionate service, acting with integrity, and producing innovative solutions.

 Along with myself, my fellow co-workers practice these values daily and I enjoy working in an environment like this. I work with some of the most amazing people who leave their personal issues at the door and work as a team to help our members and providers. Our team encourages me and that makes me feel comfortable to be myself.

 

What phrase would use to describe Liberty HealthShare?

Positive, persistent, and professional.

 

Since you interact with so many of our employees daily, what is something you wish our members knew about the culture at Liberty HealthShare? 

 The culture at Liberty HealthShare is quite diverse! We have people working here from all walks of life. It is a delight to work alongside different types of people and getting to know their background.

 Recently, through our Inclusion and Diversity Committee, we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and learned different facts about various cultures. In passing, coworkers are able to discuss different topics that we didn’t know about before. Even though we may not always see eye to eye or have the same views, we are able to love each other enough to see past that and accept one another as a human.

 

What made you want to work at Liberty HealthShare?

I grew up in a Christian household when I was younger, memorized bible verses before Sunday school, and I was in the church choir. To find a job that valued Christ as much as I do was a complete blessing. I wanted to work here because I wanted to be in an environment that revolved around Christian values.

 Besides longing for an employer that values Christ, I also had experience in the medical field which I felt would be helpful to Liberty HealthShare. I have worked in different healthcare settings that taught me patience and time management. I love interacting with people, socializing is big to me. I use to get in trouble in school for talking too much, so this was a great fit for me!

 

What is your most memorable moment at Liberty HealthShare?

My most memorable moment at Liberty HealthShare is when it was the month of October, and I had my team support breast cancer survivors by wearing pink and holding signs with positive affirmations and sayings that I made the night before. I enjoyed seeing the impact it made on my coworkers, it was a perfect opportunity to show my team and everyone where my heart was.

 

What’s your favorite scripture or quote?

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires” (James 1:19–20).

This is a scripture I reference while on the phones daily. Our members want to be heard. It is up to us as their advocates to listen and understand them. This is something people should practice every day.

 

What do you wish more people knew about the work you do/have done?

 I wish people knew, if you don’t know already, that I truly love the work I do at Liberty HealthShare. It brings me joy and peace when I go to sleep at night, knowing that, I am able to help a number of people in different ways. Whether it be explaining a policy or guideline to a member or helping a provider understand how we process bills, it’s all worth it.

 

Who inspires you, and why?

All the employees at Liberty HealthShare who come to work every day inspire me. They inspire me because during a tough times like this, when you don’t know what may happen tomorrow, they still come to work and get the job done!

We enjoy one another’s company during work hours and go home and take care of business there too. We push each other to keep going! We have people that have personal or family issues of their own, and they still continue to overlook the adversity that this year has caused and come to work to serve. That’s truly admirable and should be praised.

 

What are your goals in life and/or at work?

I have a lot of goals that I work on daily, but here are a few: go back to school for Nursing and Medical Administration, and minor in Paralegal Studies. I also have a goal to travel the world and enjoy life to the fullest. Life is too short.

 

What are some of your favorites – favorite hobbies? Food? TV show or movie?

Some of my hobbies include editing videos, photography, and traveling. I like seafood, veggies, and anything I can cook in my air fryer. I also enjoy shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Law and Order SVU, or anything with suspense.

 

Who makes up your family?

My family is made up of my little brother, partner, and a bunch of cousins, aunts and uncles!

 

What else would you like to share about yourself, Liberty HealthShare or your volunteer work?

I write down positive affirmations at my desk during my down time one of them is:  Be Kind…Always.

Da’Maris is one of the many employees here at Liberty HealthShare that care deeply about serving our members. Make sure to check back next month to get to know another member of our team!

 

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