Nakikia A. Walton, MHSANakikia aka MSKeepItMoving, is a native of Kinston, North Carolina now living in Durham with her husband of 10 years, Michael and their three children. She is the Founder and President of 501 c 3 non profit organization K.I.M. (Keep It Moving) 4U, Inc. and is the host of the Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show. She is also employed with the Department of Veteran Affairs as a Certified Medical Support Assistant and Patient Advocate Liaison. Nakikia earned her B.A. degree in Mass Communications from Winston-Salem State University. While completing her undergraduate degree, she began working for Sinclair Broadcast Group as a production assistant. Only working for the organization a short time, she quickly moved up in the production department becoming the first black female Technical Director for ABC 45 in Winston-Salem, NC.
Nakikia moved to a larger market after completing her degree and obtained a position with WB22, also owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group located in Raleigh, NC. Not long after, she realized her passion was in assisting and advocating for individuals and families about healthcare, literacy and insurance.
Nakikia has extensive education and experience in health insurance and administrative services, holding a Masters degree in Health Services Administration from Strayer University. Her experience comes from working for companies such as Mamsi Health Plans and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. She serves as a Healthcare Advocate helping individuals and families navigate through the maze of the healthcare system. She assists her clients by providing education regarding the language and terminology of the healthcare system and helping them to better understand healthcare services and insurance benefits.On April 4, 2011, Nakikia was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Her life’s motto is “Keep It Moving.” She has since dedicated herself to raising awareness, education and providing advocacy and supportive services to the community regarding Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic diseases. She shares her experiences raising children, being a wife and her personal journey living with and managing Multiple Sclerosis and mental illness. Join Nakikia on Keep it Moving radio as she talks about real life and how to “Keep It Moving” through its challenges.