I have worked in the school-based health care field for over 25 years and joined the School-Based Health Alliance in 2016. My current work at SBHA includes programs, the development of tools and resources, technical assistance and training, educational offerings, planning and implementing school-based health centers, and building school and community partnerships to work towards student success!
I started in school-based health care in the late 1990s while working for a hospital. One of my first tasks was to plan, implement, and sustain an SBHC, transitioning the center to an FQHC. I also worked to create and staff the West Virginia School-Based Health Alliance. I recently worked at the West Virginia Department of Education as the first state-level community school coordinator. I have a diverse background in organization management, consulting services, and clinical nursing skills. I hold a Master’s degree in nursing education and administration, a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and an active Registered Nurse license. Above all else, I am a wife, momma, MiMi, and I love working for our children.