Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Access to care for all women
Military-specific concerns for women, both AD and dependents
Valparaiso University, BSN
Born in Illinois, raised in Indiana with no military background, I became a nurse and opted to try military nursing after starting out in civilian sector outside of Chicago. I started as L&D nurse at Travis AFB, where I also met my husband. The Air Force offered up the opportunity to advance to WHNP at USUHS, and from there I served as WHNP at Kadena AFB in Okinawa, as well as Mountain Home AFB in Idaho before coming back here to teach. Research interests are still in development but focus on increasing access to care for women through creative and safe means, expanding on preventive and problem-based services to get women back to work/family life where they are most needed.