After graduating from the University of Windsor BScN program, I first practiced nursing at Harper Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. With a move to Mississauga I worked for Peel Public Health as a generalist Public Health Nurse. Caring for individuals in homes, schools and workplaces across the lifespan, sparked my passion for community health nursing. As Public Health Nursing specialized, I pursued school health nursing and staffed the Breastfeeding Helpline. After having four daughters I worked for CCAC and Telehealth Ontario. In Alberta, Capital Health offered new public health opportunities. Returning to Ontario, I was thrilled to return to Peel Health and work with high risk families in Healthy Babies Healthy Children.
Six years ago I came home to Windsor and have been privileged to work for both the University of Windsor and Veterans Affairs Canada. In both teaching and administrative roles with students, I have shared my passion for community nursing. With Veterans Affairs I have had the opportunity to complete complex health assessments and advocate for Canadians who have served our country at home and abroad. I am thrilled and grateful to be the 2016 recipient of the CNF Military Nurses Association Award.