Dina Spahic is a healthcare professional and a mental health advocate. She is an immigrant who, along with her family, left Bosnia in the aftermath of the brutal wars in the 90's to settle in Tampa, Florida.
Her upbringing in a low-income, immigrant household with parents who faced many challenges in navigating systems inspired Dina to dedicate her career to advocating for the health and wellbeing of underserved individuals and their communities.
Dina's previous experience includes working as a mental health nurse in a children's crisis stabilization unit and being part of a team that conducted public health research in Scotland geared towards improving the health outcomes of pregnant women in underserved neighborhoods. She has also participated in public speaking initiatives to inspire middle school students to pursue futures in healthcare.
After completing nursing school at the University of South Florida in 2018, Dina decided to continue her career at the Moffitt Cancer Center. In her current role, Dina aides in the recovery process of post-operative patients, predominantly women who have faced gynecological and breast cancers.
Dina holds a strong passion for extending preventative healthcare to all Americans, especially those who are uninsured. She believes efforts to improve the health outcomes of our communities begin with civic engagement and outreach.