I enjoy the multifaceted art of nursing and medicine and believe in developing caring relationships with patients. I enjoy hearing patient life stories and I am grateful for the many opportunities afforded to me to guide patients on their health care journey. It does take a village and being a part of a care team that helps to improve quality of life and optimal human functionality is important to me.

Board Certified

  • Family Nurse  Practitioner

Education

Wilmington University
MSN
1999

Academic Dean’s lists, Delta Epsilon Rho
Honor Society
BSN 1997

Nursing Honor Society
Delaware Division of Nursing Grant
Wor-Wic Community College ADN 1993.

Awards

Award for Excellence in maternal-child nursing

Biography

I started my health care career as a “candy striper” volunteer in a nursing home when I was 14 1/2 years old. I obtained American red cross training, then nursing assistant certification to work in a nursing home and as a private duty sitter. I then worked in a pediatrician’s office for 7 years while obtaining an Associate degree in nursing. I wanted to work in a hospital setting and started out on an Ortho/Neuro/Urology floor for 1 year then worked in an ICU/CTICU setting for 8 years as a bedside nurse and 18 years as an NP with cardiothoracic vascular surgery team. I have worked the last 5 years as an NP in a Family practice office.

Special Interests

Family get-togethers, perennial gardening, being outside walking through woodlands with mother nature, group exercise, yoga, eating seasonal foods, and actively maintaining bird feeders year round.