As the mother of three strong, beautiful young men, I am continually humbled and amazed by the parenting experience. Like you, I’ve stayed awake nights watching over my child's fitful sleep; I’ve nursed demons that my rational mind knows aren't there; I've felt both the expansive brightness and wrenching ache of being utterly in love with my children.

When you’re riding that roller coaster of parental crazy-love, making medical decisions can be unbelievably difficult. Having the support of a trusted, experienced medical provider who truly understands the needs of both you and your child isn't just comforting, it’s vital.

Children are –  have always been – the focus of my medical career. I grew up with special needs children. Since then I have been caring for critically ill and medically fragile children. Each of these professional experiences has helped to hone my skills in accurately assessing a child’s current state of being and – when necessary – acting quickly to address emergent situations.

I have a profound respect for children, and I firmly believe that all children are entitled to inclusive medical care. That’s why I've created a unique business model that allows me to provide care for financially disadvantaged children. A percentage of each full enrollment fee goes directly into a pool to help fund services for those families who are unable to pay the full cost.

I hope to join you in a long-time partnership spent marveling at the creativity, strength, and beauty of your children. Together we can watch them grow and learn; celebrate their abundant energy; work in tandem to support the health of their minds, bodies and spirits. 

If you have questions about me or my practice, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here for you.

Photo by Zurijeta/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Zurijeta/iStock / Getty Images

Education:                                                                  Experience:

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Seattle, WA                                                                                                      Pediatric Surgery PNP/First Assist in OR 2y
Post Doctoral Fellow, Biobehavioral Nursing                                                               Jun 2007                  Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant PNP 7y
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Seattle, WA                                                                                                      Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant PNP 2y
Doctor of Philosophy, Biobehavioral Nursing                                                               Jan 2005                  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit RN 10+y
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, School of Nursing: Acute Care Program                                          Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RN 10+y
Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner                                      Aug 1998                 Home-care of Ventilated Children RN 4y
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, School of Nursing Accelerated Program
Bachelor of Science, Nursing                                                                                               Jun 1995
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Biology/Neuroscience
Bachelor of Arts, Biology  Minor: Psychology concentration Neuroscience      Jan 1990

 

This is how hard it is to get a good picture of myself for a website mugshot- thanks to those in my life who posed with me!