As an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), I work in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP). I care for children with spina bifida and help young adults with special healthcare needs transition to adult healthcare.
I previously worked in acute care and liked the opportunity of forming long-term relationships with children and families. I enjoy getting to know families over time and working with them to ensure they are getting all of the care and services they need.
In my practice, I like to think of each patient as a whole person. We need to consider all aspects of life when dealing with developmental issues— from personal health, to school, to community involvement. We work with children and young adults with all types of developmental disabilities to get them ready to work with adult providers and adult community partners.
I was the recipient of the 2020 Great-itude Award sponsored by the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP) Family Advisory Council. This award invites patients and family members to recognize someone who works hard to improve the health, quality of life and outcomes in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
During my free time, I enjoy being outside and spending time with my two sons.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida