CRHS Class of 2004 Alumna Serves on Healthcare Front Lines

Amanda Dawson

Amanda Dawson, MD, CRHS Class of 2004, has been representing Colt Pride bravely as a healthcare worker on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Dawson, who earned her bachelor's degree in biology as part of the Maximizing Academic Potential program at Rowan University before receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, is currently employed at Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center in Brick as an internal medicine resident. 

Friend and fellow CRHS alumna Jessica Van Meter-Bergholz proudly shared that Dawson, whose husband is also a doctor, deserves recognition for her dedication, bravery, and hard work during a time of unprecedented challenges for medical professionals.

"I've known Amanda since we were 5 years old, when we met at Stow Creek Elementary School," said Van Meter-Bergholz, adding the two went on to become teammates in field hockey and basketball at Cumberland Regional and have remained close after graduating and advancing in their professional lives.

"I'm so proud of all her accomplishments and how amazing she is as a mother and wife. Through COVID she has been impactful to so many in her role as a doctor saving lives. I hope she continues to stay safe and well as she lives out her dream of helping others," Van Meter-Bergholz said.

The first in her family to attend college, Dawson participated in scholarship pageantry as Miss Cumberland County 2005, plays piano, and is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English. Her future ambitions include progressing in her medical career to become a hospitalist.