Employee Spotlight: Meet Angela


Experiencing personal loss at an early age led Angela Bryant to a career in caring for others. Bryant, a member of the Care Navigation Team, lost her father, Doug, to a heart attack at age 39. She was only 9 years old at the time of his passing.

“It really shaped me to be the person I am today,” said Bryant. “I had to grow up faster. It made me a stronger person because of unfortunate circumstances.”

Bryant was also shaped by watching her aunt struggle with the impact of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), as well as witnessing the care provided for her by her mother, Vicki.

“My aunt lived with us, and I was able to see all my mom did to care for her,” said Bryant. “It made me want to do something with my life that would allow me to take care of others.”

After graduating from high school, the Alliance native began work as a medical assistant while earning her nursing degree. This pathway eventually led to Liberty HealthShare.

“What I do is very fulfilling,” said Bryant. “I get to help our members and provide support for them during some of the most difficult times in their lives. It makes me happy when they call or write to me later and explain how my work has helped them.”

Bryant admits that the job is sometimes very difficult as she talks with members who have recently received a bad diagnosis.

“I rely on my faith to get me through those times, and I share that with our members,” said Bryant. “It is challenging, and at the same time, very rewarding.”

After five years of service to Liberty HealthShare, Bryant is happy with her decision to work in nursing.

“Mine is a different role than that of a hands-on nurse,” said Bryant. “However, it is still an opportunity to use my education in a way that provides care for people. I enjoy it.”

Bryant is also well aware of how her parents have shaped who she is as a person and a professional.

“I developed my sense of empathy and compassion from watching my mom,” said Bryant. “My work ethic comes from my father who was a very hard worker. He worked midnights and extra shifts to provide for our family. I want to work in a way that honors both of them.”