Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified nursing expert has over 15 years experience in the specialty of Neurosurgery. She holds two degrees in nursing as well as a Masters in Health Services Administration which has allowed her to practice in key leadership roles within the Neurosurgery Operating Room setting. She is a member of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses and the American Nurses Association, as well as multiple key committees at the hospital where she currently practices. She boasts an impressive employment history having served as Neurosurgery Operating Room manager at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a Johns Hopkins hospital. She is currently the Neurosurgery Nurse Manager at an 874- bed general medical and surgical teaching hospital which averages 17,582 annual inpatient and 14,527 outpatient surgeries in 33 Operating Rooms. She manages 32 full time employees including clinical supervisors, registered nurses, Scrub techs, and instrument specialists.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: West Virginia and Virginia
  • B.A., Human Resources Management, University of Mary Washington
  • A.S., Nursing, Rappahannock Community College
  • B.S., Nursing, Kaplan University
  • M.S., Health Services Administration, Strayer University
  • Doctor of Executive Leadership, University of Charleston, 12/17 completion
  • Certification, Healthcare Risk Management Certificate Program, University of Southern Florida
  • Assoc RN Member, American Assoc Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, Neurosurgery Specialty Assembly
  • Member, The American Nurses Association
  • Member, American Health Care Executives
  • Member, American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Former, Surgical Staff Nurse, Virginia Commonwealth University health Systems
  • Former, Clinical Nurse Coordinator of Neurosurgery, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical center
  • Former, Clinical Nurse Supervisor of Neurosurgery/Pain Management, Providence St. Vincent Medical center
  • Former, Operating Room Manager, Neurosurgery Dept., Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Former, Department Director of Operating Room, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Current, Neurosurgery Nurse Manager, Operating Room at a major medical center

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