Greater Eastside Ostomy Support Group
Our Support Team
Wound/Ostomy Nurse for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Mon, Tue, and Thur
Wound/Ostomy Nurse for Evergreen Wound and Ostomy Outpatient Clinic - Wed
Wound/Ostomy Nurse for Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc
University of Hawaii 1977- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Abbott Northwestern Enterostomal Therapy Education Program - 1993
Board Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse
Married, mother of 2 handsome young men, 3 cute dogs, and 2 lovable cats.
Enjoy outings with the 4 legged kids and cooking for friends.
Wound & Ostomy Nurse Practitioner for the VA Seattle Hospital and UW/Valley Medical Center
Board certified as a family nurse practitioner and wound, ostomy & continence nurse
BS Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University 1998
BS Nursing Pace University, NY, 2000
WOCN Education: Emory University 2006
MS Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner from Seattle Pacific University 2009
Started as a nursing assistant in 1994 and became a nurse in NY in 1999. Started in the field of dermatology in NY in 1999 and continued onto wound/ostomy care and have focused on this area since leaving NY in 2000.
Married with 2 boys Mark & Matthew, ages 8 & 10.
When not in school, I love having BBQs with family & friends, hiking in the great PNW with my family, vacationing in Palm Springs every June, playing the violin for the Eastside Symphony, and playing the piano.
RN, BSN, WOCN
Wound and Ostomy Specialist for Evergreen Medical Center Inpatient
Visiting Nurse Service of the NW
Wound Ostomy Continence Consulting
1988-1999 University of Washington - My career has been in Rehab Nursing at the University of Washington. This is where my interest in wound care began.
2000-2010 Visiting Nurse Service of the NW is where I expanded my nursing role to Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse in 2003 and I have never looked back. During this time I set up the Visiting Nurse wound care program with the goal of meeting the patient’s needs while achieving mutual goals set by the nursing and rehab team. Telemedicine provided immediate consultation to a wound specialist and was a new alternative for homebound patients who were unable to make medical appointments.
In 2003 with my WOCN role, I worked per diem at Virginia Mason and in 2004 began per diem at Evergreen Medical Center. I continue to enjoy both the acute hospital setting and outpatient clinic where challenging wounds and ostomy teaching are a big part of my experience there.
2005 I started my Wound Ostomy Continence Consulting Business. I contract privately and with Skilled Care Facilities to assess the needs of patients and evaluate the plan of care, setting a goal for successful, comfortable living.
In 2015 I have not changed my work arena and continue to learn something new every day.