Board Certification

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Education

Graduate School

University of California at Los Angeles
Master of Science in Nursing
Los Angeles, CA
2010

Undergraduate School

Northeastern University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Boston, MA
1999

Work Experience

US Navy (Commander, Retired)
Registered Nurse, 1999-2010
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2010-2019

Biography

I appreciate the trust parents have in my care, and I strive to provide the best, evidence-based care possible to your children. My military nursing experience afforded me opportunity to work in various areas of health care but it was not a surprise to me that I found pediatrics to be my passion. I find it very rewarding to watch children grow and to help families navigate through different life stages.

Personally, as a mom, I have spent the night in the hospital with my child and I have brought them in for evaluation of a broken bone or an asthma attack. I understand the concerns and worries commonly encountered and strive to make those easier. I especially enjoy the healthy moments in childhood and celebrate achieving milestones. I enjoy the diversity of cultures and differences in family experiences with my patients and am excited to continue with this at Jacksonville Pediatrics.

I have practiced as a pediatric nurse practitioner in various states in the U.S. and in countries around the world, and parents universally have similar desires for our children.

I truly believe with children, the days are long but the years are short. I am thankful to make memories with my own children. I grew up in New England but a military move brought us to the South. I have learned to enjoy the southern culture, warm weather, and beaches here in northeast Florida. When not at work, I spend time with my husband and twin children exploring Florida. We love to travel while also enjoying time with friends and family near and far.