I am an experienced, certified family nurse practitioner with a diverse career background.  Despite my family nurse practitioner certification, most of my career I have worked in the inpatient setting.  I did pulmonary critical care for almost 7 years at a level one trauma center and served as our team’s “ECMO champion”.  I did a brief stint in family practice and then accepted a position back at the level one trauma center as lead provider over the inpatient COPD service.  I have clinical responsibilities with the COPD population to bring them up to current GOLD 2018 treatment guidelines with the end goal of preventing/reducing 30 day readmission rates.  I also serve on an administrative level COPD “core” team which has been created to replicate our COPD care and processes across all of our sister hospitals.  I recently achieved fellowship status with the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).



MSN at Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University

Obtained MSN via the family nurse practitioner tract
GPA 3.8/4


BSN at OSF St Francis College of Nursing


October 2016-present

APRN COPD team at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Lead APP over inpatient COPD team. Work as part of pulmonary rehab department. Oversee a team of respiratory therapists who do COPD bundles. I work with the inpatient teams to provide GOLD directed care for our COPD patients to reduce 30 day readmission. I also work on an administrative level COPD team designed to replicate our COPD program across our multiple sister hospitals.


APRN, family practice at OSF Medical Group

Family medicine for a busy family medicine medical group. I cared for all ages and conditions of patients. I left this job for my current job.

October 2018-present

APRN Urgent Care at OSF HealthCare

PRN Urgent Care work–take care of patients of all ages and conditions


APRN, Critical Care Services at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Inpatient Pulmonary critical care in a busy level one trauma center. MICU management of patients in Neuro ICU, CCU and CVICU. Performed procedures such as central lines, art lines, intubations and chest tubes. I was the designated “ECMO champion” for our group. We worked in collaboration with a large pulmonary critical care physician group.

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Lead provider (APN) over inpatient COPD service at a large level 1 trauma center in Peoria, IL.