PhD Health Administration, University of Phoenix
MSN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BSN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BS (Biology): Carroll University
My teaching and research interests include mental health care, health care access for the urban homeless, and health care interventions for HIV-positive populations. Prior to being a nurse, I worked as a member of the Mennonite Voluntary Services Organization -- first in a homeless assistance agency in Skid Row of Los Angeles, then in an AIDS ministry in the heart of
Manhattan, NY. During this time, I piloted a city-wide hospital visitation program among several inpatient AIDS units.
My classroom, online, and clinical teaching is augmented by ongoing partnerships with organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Mental Health Education
Coalition, and the Bread of Life Hospitality Center for the homeless and near-homeless. As a bona fide city dweller, the multidisciplinary opportunities available in the metro Milwaukee area remain an inspiration to teaching and living.
Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy – Elsevier Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau International: 2012-2014
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training, 2011
WI-TECNE Grant Scholar Program, 2010-2011
Biological Perspectives on HIV and AIDS, Harvard University Extension, 2010
Division of Mental Health Certification for AIDS Professionals, New York University, 1995