Emily Gray

Patient Care Specialist

Atlanta & Roswell

Cam Oja

Emily graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in human services in 2015. Upon her departure from college, she entered into case management work fostering relationships and listening to stories within the homeless communities of Atlanta. She learned quickly she had a love for connecting with individuals; learning where they come from, where they want to go, and who they’re going with. She believes relationships are not coincidental but purposeful each day.

In 2020, she began her work in the health and fitness arena coaching fitness classes through the pandemic. She realized she could help individuals tap into their belief of facing hard things and come out victorious on the other side.

At STAT, she hopes to continue to tap into building relationships and empower others to recognize and embrace their hidden strengths and capabilities against the trials of life.

When Emily isn’t at work, you can find her reading a good book (the classics are her go-to), playing sports outside (she loves tennis!), eating a chocolate chip cookie (the way to her heart), discovering new music (very open to recommendations!), and laughing with her friends (the best medicine).


How do you stay healthy with a busy schedule?

1. I prioritize movement for myself each day and have an accountability partner! My workout buddy and I have a set time every day we meet up at our gym. Exercise is so much more enjoyable with a pal to do it with.
2. I keep a water bottle with me at all times to stay hydrated!
3. Making time to be with friends and in community is so important to combat feelings of aloneness. I make space weekly in my schedule to connect with friends to remind myself I’m not alone in this world and that I belong.

If you could eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Mashed potatoes are the way to my heart forever and ever. They remind me of being a kid and my mom makes the best mashed potatoes!

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

I love a good fruit bowl! Blueberries, apples, bananas, raspberries and strawberries.

Can you share something about yourself with us we may not know?

I love poetry and written language – whether that be through song or in a novel. I love discovering beautifully articulated sentences that strike a chord in emotion and feeling.

Do you have a favorite inspirational podcast or book?

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. I am inspired by and empathize with Bilbo’s stubborn yet trusting step into the unknown outside his home and comfort zone. My all time favorite line of the book is one I carry with me through every season of life, “And the desolation was now filled with birds and blossoms in spring and fruit and feasting in autumn.” It’s a good reminder that if I am having a rough go at it, there will be life and abundance on the other side.

Tell us how you first got interested in health and wellness.

I first got interested in health and wellness during college when I realized the ownership I had over fueling my body and treating it well. From the thoughts in your head to what you feed your body to how you move, I learned it all worked together to create harmony in feeling well. When I recognized the freedom of feeling well, I knew I wanted to help other people step into this freedom as well.

What is your spirit animal and why?

Beluga whale! They symbolize flexibility, mystery and the unknowable. They’re also very friendly and one of the most sociable animals. They also coast and swim at a slow pace. I am the same way as I believe and hope to embody that slow and steady wins the race.