I'm a 'second career' nurse, earning my Registered Nurse in 1997. Since then I've worked to alleviate pain and suffering in hospitals, clinics, & homes.

I did Hospice work for over a decade, and it inspired me to give a TEDx Talk called Life and Death Matters as the closing speaker for the inaugural TEDxSalem event in late 2013.

I'm now working with a wonderful group of coworkers and residents at the best Assisted Living Community in town!

I am and always will be a staunch advocate for patient's rights and the role of Nurses in this arena. I was humbled asked to answer a few questions for a NY Times article and glad to use my voice to help.