I’ve been a nurse for 24 years, in nursing leadership for 23 years, and I currently provide support for healthcare organizations with expansions, technology conversions, upgrades, implementations, and other improvement initiatives as the CEO of my consulting company. I’m originally from a south suburb of Chicago, but have called San Diego my home for the past 24 years. I started my nursing career in med/surg and then quickly settled into perioperative nursing preop and recovery units (outpatient and inpatient). I was a Nursing Director at UCSD before becoming an entrepreneur. I have a BA (History major, Philosophy minor) from Emory University, a BSN from University of Southern Colorado, and a MSN in Nursing Informatics from Chamberlain College of Nursing.
I have been an active member of ANIA since 2013 and I helped form our local chapter (San Diego Regional) in 2014. I served as the Vice President for the first 2 years and President from 2017 - 2019. I currently serve as West Regional Director on the National Board of Directors for ANIA. I have been actively involved in informatics projects and implementatios at UCSD both in the the acute and ambulatory settings. I have also been a coach and mentor for front line leaders and have chaired the UCSD Magnet Leadership Oversight Council.
I love to play golf despite my lack of golf ability and even though my husband is a Golf Pro. I’m an avid dog lover and very attached to our Boston Terrier (PJ) and our Bloodhound (Tucker).