I joined the FNU faculty in 2017 as Florida Regional Clinical Faculty for the CNEP and WHNP program tracks. In 2000 I graduated FNU (class 25) and received my nursing diploma education in New York at St Josephs School of Nursing and Bachelor of Science degree at Hartwick College. I completed a Master of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in 2000. I completed my Doctorate of Nursing in 2019.
I have served as the Florida Affiliate President for ACNM for 10 years and on the board of Florida Council of Nurse-Midwifery for the 8 chapters since 2009. I served as a chapter chair/president in Fort Myers starting just after midwifery graduation, then in Orlando, and currently on Tampa Bay chapter. I serve as the liaison for ACOG District XII and remain active in supporting collegial relationships at the local level. I serve as the legislative contact in Florida for ACNM since 2009.
I practiced midwifery in Fort Myers, Florida for seven years primarily in low resource settings with under-served populations, as well as building/opening a free-standing birth center. I provided homebirth, birth center or hospital options for women. I worked in Orlando for five years and currently reside in Madeira Beach, Florida. I have privileges at The Birth Center of St Pete. I assisted in getting CABC accreditation for the birth center. My primary areas of clinical and academic interests are providing options to all women and supporting students.