Mrs. Shanks attended the University of Alabama and served as Chief Operating Officer of Cahaba for more than 2 years before becoming Program Coordinator of Cahaba's Family Medicine Residency. She stated, "The thing I love most about my job is getting to be a part of training the next generation of family physicians." She grew up in the area and she is a member of Maplesville Baptist Church. She and her husband Brandon have two sons (Bryant and Brooks). When she's not working she enjoys cooking and baking,“yard-saling”, bargain hunting, singing in the church choir, and watching SEC football. She noted that if she did not work at CMC, she would love to be an ESPN sideline reporter.
Catarina Mojica - Associate Program Coordinator
My name is Catarina Mojica, and I am the Associate Residency Program Coordinator for the Urban Track. I am from Bessemer, Al, which is similar to the West End community. It has been rewarding growing up in a diverse area where you can meet people from all walks of life. God has provided so many avenues to show His love to a lost city. In my local church, I have been involved in youth ministry for several years. I have had the opportunity to teach and encourage teenagers. Hearing the struggles that teenagers face in this society and being there to see them overcome obstacles has increased my faith in Christ.
My college years were spent at UAB where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. While working in the retail industry, I became interested in customer service and office management. Since I am slightly a perfectionist and enjoy helping people solve problems, this seemed like a solid career path. I knew Cahaba Family Medicine Residency was the right choice after reading the job description and researching the company. With just a glance into CFMR, their mission is evident. It is to provide quality medical services while being the hands and feet of Christ. I was immediately attracted to the job because I desired not only to work somewhere that applied to my degree and skill set, but also to be in an environment where the Word of God is exemplified. It is incredibly rewarding seeing patients being taken care of physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
When I am not filling out a spreadsheet or organizing an event, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Whether it’s an adventurous hike or shopping, it’s always fun. I also have two lovable, but disobedient dogs. Mowgli and Groot seem to always get involved into some mischief, but that makes life more interesting.
If I wasn’t in this current position, I would pursue event planning. I love planning parties and being there to support someone on their special day. Plus, who doesn’t love cake?