Living in rural southeastern Kentucky, I have always had a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of my community. My passion for healthcare began at an early age. I have had the privilege of being a nurse for the last 20+ years. Working in a variety of healthcare venues, I have had the opportunity to appreciate the complexity and importance of high quality health care. I have worked as a PMHNP for the past 7 years and truly love being a part of helping patients and families reach a. higher quality of health.