With KCHC since 2015
Specializes in: Pediatrics (Children Birth to 18)
Brief description of your professional expertise/experience/reason for choosing your field:
When I was very young, I had a sick family member who I was allowed to visit in the Pediatric ICU. Seeing how much was needed and the passion that the health care providers had for this child and work had a significant impact on me. I studied hard in school, and eventually became a Registered Nurse and was fortunate enough to work in that same Pediatric ICU for a few years while I was continuing my education to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I carry that strong passion for pediatric patients into my own practice now and have moved into a primary care setting here at KCHC. I have always been interested in the medical field and chose to be a Nurse Practitioner because I embrace the focus on patient and family education as well as helping sick children get well.
Why did you choose to work for Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc.
Kenosha is my hometown. To be able to be a part of this community center makes me feel that I am able to give something back to the people and city where I was raised. I have always viewed Kenosha as home, and when I had children of my own, I was eager to return to the area. I appreciate the ideals and values within this community and I want to be a part of empowering growth and excellence here for the future.
UW-Milwaukee – Bachelors of Nursing (2005)
Marquette University Graduate School – Masters of Nursing (2008)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Certified / BLS (Basic Life Support) Certified
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (PNCB)
Sigma Theta Tau- Nursing Honor Society
National Health Service Corps LRP Award- 2015: for working in an underserved area in need
Preventative Care, Education and Empowerment – Medical Consultant for Reach Out and Read Program
ENT (Ear nose and throat) Concerns
Allergies and Eczema
Languages (Other than English)
Spanish – although not an expert, I spent four years in El Paso, Texas, working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care and developing my language skills in Spanish