I am a member of our school’s executive leadership team and an associate professor in the Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing department. Clinically, I provide care to homeless families and teens as a family nurse practitioner. I have led statewide innovative programs to improve education access through online programs, co-chaired a design team to formulate a master plan for nursing education in Washington, co-chaired a sub-committee of the Washington Nursing Action Coalition to enact these recommendations, and was recently appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve on the coordinating committee to establish core performance measures for healthcare (the only educator or nurse practitioner appointed to this key policy setting committee).
I serve on the Western Governor’s University Nursing Advisory Board. Through academic leadership roles, I helped establish a Ph.D. program at Washington State University (WSU) and two Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at WSU and Seattle University. I have twice successfully brought the Seattle University College of Nursing through Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation reviews, and I currently serves on the CCNE Accreditation Review Committee. I am a Fellow in the Academy of Nurse Practitioners and in the American Academy of Nursing.
Awards and accolades
- Fellow in the Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing