As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by trade, I have held various roles in the school-based health field since 2004. I’ve worked as a provider in an SBHC providing care to students, directed clinical and organizational quality improvement, operationalized national performance measures and metrics, and helped develop and implement clinical decision support systems. My work at the SBHA includes collaborating and supporting both staff and the field at large to maximize data-driven decisions for SBHCs to meet standards of excellence and achieve optimal outcomes for our children, youth, and families.
I earned my research doctorate (Ph.D.) from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (2016), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Yale University (2005), and my Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology/Pre-med from Westminster College (2002). My special interests include furthering the evidence for action on mental health and medical care integration and interdisciplinary collaborative efforts between behavioral health, nursing, and education as they relate to pediatric care. I reside in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, with my husband, twins, and elderly dachshund.