I have been practicing in outpatient GI for over 12 years. I have worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Digestive Health Institute for 10 of those years and previously worked as an NP in Pediatric Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. As an RN I worked for 5 years on a general pediatric floor at NYU Langone Medical Center. In my current role as an NP, I see general GI patients in our outpatient clinics. I am also very involved in our Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, seeing patients in clinic and on the inpatient service as a consultant.
Within the DHI, I have held the leadership position of Lead Advanced Practice Provider (APP) for the DHI since 2016. In this role I support the APPs in our department with hiring, onboarding, mentoring, scope of practice, and continuing education. I was one of the Tri-Chairs for the Advanced Practice (AP) Council at Children’s Hospital Colorado in which I collaborated with the other chairs to set annual APP goals, represent the voice of APPs in various work locations, determine agenda items, and present at the AP Council Quarterly meetings. I stepped down from this position in early 2021 after 2 years and have remained on the council as one the AP Council Members. In 2019, I attended a two-day Clinical Leadership Development Program to help improve my leadership knowledge and ability.
I have been an APGNN member since early 2010. I previously served as the chair for the Clinical Practice Committee for three years (2014-2016). This was a wonderful experience that provided both personal and professional fulfillment and I have enjoyed being back on the board as Secretary/Treasurer, and now President Elect. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband (Eric) and 2 girls (4 yo and 6 yo). We all enjoy the outdoors, swimming and camping. The girls are learning to ski and I’m sure they will be faster and riskier than Eric and me soon!