I was born in Easton Pennsylvania, and I still consider myself a Northerner, though I have lived in Virginia longer than I lived in Pennsylvania.
I attended Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania for by Bachelors in Nursing .After Undergraduate school, I moved to Virginia as my brother had relocated there. Seemed like better weather than Pennsylvania and I got a nursing job in Labor and delivery at the Medical College of Virginia. I obtained my Masters Degree/Womens Health Nurse practitioner from Virginia Commonwealth University 1989. I then moved to Colorado as I felt the mountains calling. Enjoyed lots of skiing and white water rafting, but after my first baby, missed family too much, and moved back to Virginia. I then followed my true calling of Midwifery and obtained my Nurse Midwifery certification from Frontier University in 1998.
I started Midwifery program At Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in 1998.
I then moved on and started a Midwife-Physician collaborative practice with Bon Secours Health System 2006. I returned to VCU in 2013 to further advance Midwifery within an academic health system. I now am the Lead Nurse midwife with 5 nurse midwives.
I have done 4 health Mission trips to Haiti over the last 12 years. I have participated in hands on community support project in Kalipata Peru in 2016 and then hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu . I am very active. I love to hike, cycle, kayak and paddle board. I also enjoy yoga, knitting and reading. I have 2 grown daughters one in college and one is living in Italy.
I live on 4 acres with my husband, we have a big organic garden, 10 chickens a few bee hives.