Certified Nurse Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Over 20 years of nursing experience providing obstetrical and gynecological care to active duty members and their families.
Director of Women's Health Services Managing 35 staff in providing 21K outpatient appointments, 850 births and 525 gyn surgeries per year. Facility performance has exceeded the business plan for the past 2 years.
Provides first surgical assist with Cesarean section
Inserts contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices
Performs colposcopic exams including cervical, vaginal, vulvar and endometrial biopsies
Conducts 1st and 3rd trimester obstetrical ultrasounds
Directs health care administration
Obtains and manages adequate staffing from active duty, civil service and contracting personnel
Ensures all military personnel are up to date in all deployment training requirements
Perinatal Nurse, 08/1993 to 08/1996 United States Air Force – David Grant Medical Group; Travis AFB, California
Perinatal Nurse, 08/1996 to 12/1999 United States Air Force – Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas Provided antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and level 1 infant care. Instructed childbirth education and breastfeeding classes
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, 12/1998 to 12/1999 United States Air Force – Wilford Hall Medical Center; San Antonio, Texas Provided well woman care, gynecological procedures and obstetrical care. Co-managed high risk patients with physician
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, 01/2000 to 01/2003 United States Air Force – McChord Air Force Base; Tacoma, Washington Sole provider of gynecological services - well woman care, colposcopy. Orchestrated class on perimenopause, OB orientation
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, 01/2003 to 05/2006 United States Air Force – 36th Medical Group; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Sole provider of women's healthcare outpatient services including primary, gynecologic and low risk obstetrical care. Led Air Base cervical dysplasia program. Achieved #1 Air Force rates in breast cancer screening and #2 cervical cancer screening. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal Received promotion to Major.
Graduate Student in Nurse Midwifery, 07/2006 to 07/2008 United States Air Force – University of California, San Francisco Completed 24 month program in nurse midwifery. Selected to instruct advanced practice level physical exams to 18 graduate students. Earned post-graduate certificate. Achieved 3.6 GPA.
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, 12/1999 to 01/2003 United States Air Force – McChord Air Force Base; Tacoma, Washington
Sole clinician in gynecological services. Completed 1 week course in colposcopy. Provided well woman care, and gynecological procedures. Counseled and educated patients about reproductive health issues and wellness. Expertise in sexually transmitted infections and family planning. Developed and instructed class on perimenopause
Certified Nurse Midwife, 07/2008 to 07/2012 United States Air Force – Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base; Maryland Provided primary obstetrical and gynecological care during the prenatal, delivery and postpartum period; provided surgical first assist with Cesarian sections and performed gynecological procedures. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel Flight Commander - in addition to role as midwife, selected to direct Women's Health Services from 2010-2012. Inpatient obstetrical and surgical services had moved to civilian facility per Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC)
Flight Commander, Director of Women's Health Services, 01/2011 to 07/2012 United States Air Force – Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland Directed outpatient obstetrical and gynecological services.
Flight Commander, Director Women's Health Services, 07/2012 to Current United States Air Force – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; Anchorage, Alaska Formulates policy for the Pacific Air Force's largest Women's Health Services to 166K beneficiaries. Oversee 850 births, 525 surgeries and 18K outpatient visits. Supervises staff of 35. Continues to provide midwifery care - covering inpatient OB, prenatal care and gynecological services.
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, minor in U.S. History, 1989 Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Science: 1993 MGH Institute of Health Professions - Boston, MA
Post Graduate Certification: Nurse Midwifery, 2008 University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Registered Nurse in State, License number number, year
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, certified through National Certification Corps 1998, current
Post-graduate Certificate in Nurse Midwifery, through University of California, San Francisco in 2008
Certified Nurse Midwife, board certified through American Midwifery Certification Board 2008, current
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); current
2014 - Medical Group Stratification #1/47 Field Grade Officer Nurse 2014 - "Superior Performance" Award during The Joint Commission Survey, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson 2013 - Air Force Surgeon General Hospital of the Year, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson 2012 - Pacific Air Force Hospital of the Year, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson 2010 - Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year at Malcolm Grow Medical Center; Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 2008 - Graduated with Honors, University of California, San Francisco 2006 - Air Force Institute of Technology Award; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam 2005 - Federal Woman of the Year for the Pacific Air Force Base; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam 2004 - Advanced Nurse Practitioner of the Year for the Pacific Air Force; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
American College of Nurse Midwives
American Society of Cervical Cytology and Pathology