I am Clinical Director and Program Manager of the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine, where we specialize in the care of teenagers and young adults. We focus on meeting the needs of our patients and their families and work to build strong, healthy relationships with those we serve.
For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of becoming a nurse. I started volunteering as a candy striper in my local hospital on the day I turned 12 — the minimum age for volunteering at that time.
My approach is to connect with the patients I care for and be genuinely present with them. I have received our division's Core Value Award on multiple occasions during my years of service. We include our patients and families in decisions about the care and services we provide to ensure we meet the needs of those in our community.
In my free time, I enjoy visiting the ocean. Warm sunny days with the sound of the waves and a couple of palm trees always make me smile.