Place of current employment
Maine Medical Partners Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and NP Clinic Coordinator for Spina Bifida and Muscular Dystrophy
Maine Medical Center Department of Surgery, Pediatric Surgical Nurse Practitioner
Major Areas of Responsibility
Within Pediatric Neurology, I am responsible for coordinating the spina bifida and muscular dystrophy clinics. Additionally, I am responsible for implementing a Pediatric Neurocritical care program at Maine Medical Center and a Neurodevelopmental clinic within the ambulatory pediatric specialty care clinics. I round on all inpatient pediatric neurology patients and provide pediatric neurology consultations with the pediatric neurology team. I provide postoperative care and management to pediatric neurosurgery patients and continue to follow them in outpatient clinic after discharge.
Within the Maine Medical Center Department of Surgery, I am part of the Pediatric Surgery team on a per diem basis which involves the inpatient and outpatient management of general pediatric surgical patients as well as pediatric trauma patients. As an RNFA, I assist in the operating room for pediatric surgical cases.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, McMurry University (1997)
Master of Child Health Nursing, University of New York at Stonybrook (2003)
Registered Nurse First Assistant, University of New York, Buffalo (2005)
Master of Health Administration, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (Dec. 2014)
Professional licensure and credentials
Registered Nurse, State of Maine
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care, State of Maine
Past or present experiences and responsibilities that contribute to your qualifications for the office sought
Former Program Director for APSNA 2011,12
NP Coordinator Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic
Leadership responsibilities within Maine Medical Center and Maine Medical Partners
Master of Health Administration degree with emphasis on Leadership and Strategic Planning
Summary of your goals for the position
Align with other pediatric surgical specialties i.e. pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric cardiology, and involve to a greater extent pediatric urology in growing membership and networking across pediatric surgical specialties to form a stronger organization that can credibly provide “position statements” within all of pediatrics.
As more institutions are focusing on quality metrics, we have the technology to connect with each other and our respective institutions in creating databases, combined research studies, and web-based learning opportunities. I believe this is a critical component of growing our organization by providing patients with a valuable resource: our combined knowledge and expertise.