I'm a Mom First
My most important and humbling role is being a mom of three amazing kids. We are a family involved and engaged in the schools and our community. You may see us at the parks, YMCA, soccer fields, cross country meets, track meets, orchestra concerts, or at the pool!
I grew up in Michigan. I earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and PhD in nursing research from the University of Cincinnati. I moved to Anderson Township just over 21 years ago. Even though I moved to Cincinnati before I had children, I knew I wanted to live in an area with a strong public school district, lots of green spaces, and a community feel. I found that on the eastside of Cincinnati!
Serving Others is My Passion
In my professional life, I am a nurse researcher for a local healthcare system. In this role, I provide servant leadership to nurses conducting research. I use evidence and data to make decisions and set a strategic vision for the nursing research program. I additionally have a position as an adjunct professor teaching Research and Biostatistics to nursing students. Finally, I volunteer as a court appointed special advocate (CASA). Whether it’s mentoring clinical nurses, teaching graduate students, or advocating in court for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, in all these roles I am able to live my passion of growing and lifting others. All my efforts focus on serving others and walking aside people as they grow to their highest potential. An exciting next step is to serve as a State Representative and be able to influence legislation and funding to create environments where Ohioans can grow.