2415 Parkwood Drive
2000 Dan Proctor Drive
Winsome Bright, R.N., R.D., M.S., CDE,
diabetes program coordinator for Southeast Georgia Health System, has been educating persons with diabetes for more than 15 years. Ms. Bright is a registered dietitian and registered nurse, and has national certification as a diabetes educator. Combining her nursing and nutrition skills, she is able to provide comprehensive diabetes education.
She enjoys sharing her diabetes expertise with her patients, encouraging and motivating them to take an active part in their health care. Diabetes cannot be cured; however, with diabetes education patients can do a better job of managing their diabetes, prevent complications and live a healthier lifestyle.
Ms. Bright received her Masters in Nutrition from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. In the U.S., she graduated from Muhlenburg School of Nursing in Plainfield New Jersey. She also holds a certificate in Health Care Management from New York University, New York. In her previous position with Capital Health System in New Jersey, she was awarded Outstanding Health Educator in 2007 and an award for Excellence in Nursing for Ambulatory Care in 2011.
Margaret Evelyn Tatum, R.N., CDE,
has served as the diabetes education program coordinator for Southeast Georgia Health System-Camden Campus since 2004. A registered nurse, Ms. Tatum has been employed with the Health System since 1988, caring for patients in the intensive care unit, emergency room, and women’s health unit. Discovering a passion for education to improve healthy lifestyle choices, specifically with the growing diabetic population, she transitioned to health education and earned her national certification as a diabetes educator in 2003. Combining her nursing and diabetes education, she now helps individuals learn about healthy options and diabetes self-management skills to prevent complications and live a healthier lifestyle.
Ms. Tatum was instrumental in assisting the Southeast Georgia Health System earn the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program. She is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Jacksonville Association of Diabetes Educators, and served on the American Diabetes Association-Savannah Division Advisory Board 2007-2009.