I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with my Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. I then completed a high-risk obstetrical training program and worked in obstetrics for 10 years. My education continued with nurse midwifery training at Frontier University. At the end of this program, I decided I wanted a broader education and reapplied to the family nurse practitioner program. I have worked as a rural family nurse practitioner since graduation.
I believe in a partnership with my patients. It is my goal to understand how each person defines their own health and assist them in creating wellness. I believe in “optimizing the vessel” by making as many excellent lifestyle choices as one can prior to applying treatment for chronic disease. I feel that it is essential to address my patients’ emotional wellness and remain aware of how mental health affects disease, as well as how disease is affected by it.
I live on Waldron Island with my daughter and husband. I enjoy running and playing my fiddle. I spend a great deal of time on the water.