Loretta Crosby is an ex Social Security Disability claims examiner,
having worked in the states of Georgia and North Carolina. During her tenure with the North Carolina
Disability Determination Service, an organization that provides disability decisions as a contractual arm of
the Social Security Administration, she was certified as a "Single Decision Maker" which granted her the
ability to decide certain claims alleging physical disabilities without the input of a medical
Prior to becoming a disability
adjudicator, Crosby served as an overseas volunteer for the Bahá'í Faith for over five years in Haifa, Israel
and Accra, Ghana (West Africa).
A native South Carolinian, Crosby
grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Her professional career includes a range of public service positions. As a social
service generalist, she certified clients for Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Food Stamps and
Medicaid. As a social service analyst, she worked with Day Care Center providers to ensure low income
children received nutritious meals through the Child Care Food Program administered by USDA. She has also
served as a county Child Protective Services caseworker determining issues of child abuse and neglect, and
helping families access treatment services when indicated.
Crosby holds a BS degree in
psychology, and was an award-winning newspaper journalist while covering health, education, welfare and
religious issues at a Knight-Ridder newspaper in Georgia. Internationally, she has served as an assistant
editor of a global religious bi-weekly news bulletin, and as editor of a national news magazine in Israel and
"Though I still do not know what I
want to be when I grow up, my passion has always been to assist people to overcome obstacles that stand in
the way of them realizing their full God-given potential," Crosby said.
"Sometimes those stumbling blocks
involve economic challenges and sometimes they involve a lack of faith in the abilities of their Father to
change their circumstances, or otherwise impact outcomes in a positive way."
Crosby says she seeks to "serve,
bless, inspire and live on purpose!"
"My adopted motto is 'Pray as if
everything depended on God -- and then act as if everything depended on you.'"
Crosby is an independent content
writer, web-designer and info-preneur. Catch her online at RecallingHealth.com, SheaButterCenter.com and
Social-Security-Disability-ESP.com. Tweet her at twitter.com/onepupil9