I am a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, with over 20 years of clinical nursing experience. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia and then earned my Master of Science in Nursing at
Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
I began my career in health care by working as a staff nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for Tidewater Psychiatric Institute located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the Naval Medical Clinic located in Patuxent River, Maryland; as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Medicine Department of the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Emergency Department; and as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric, Family Practice Clinics and Acute Care Clinic for Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I am affiliated with the National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).