My formal education includes undergraduate study at Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree With Highest Honors majoring in Physiology from the University of California at Davis. My nursing education includes two Master of Science degrees from Pace University. I am licensed in the state of New York as a registered professional nurse (RN) and a family nurse practitioner (FNP).
I attend continuing education conferences that include the study of homeopathy, herbal medicine, lactation and breastfeeding, cranial sacral therapy, kinesiology, toxicology and biofield medicine.
My chosen educational path was first guided by an interest in the natural scientific workings of the human body and then by my patients' experiences. I educate myself in therapies that I see work. I will continue to explore new therapies and improve my understanding of those I currently practice.
I am a wife and mother of four children. I get an education in my home every day. My life keeps me humble!
I have worked as an FNP since 1988. My previous work was with the Institute for Urban Family Health in Manhattan, and later with the Peekskill Area Health Center and Riverside Pediatrics in Croton. My previous hospital experience includes Columbia Presbyterian in Manhattan and Montefiore in the Bronx. My first professional employment experience after college was in research in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
I am the author and publisher of Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy: A Photographic Guide for Mom and Those Who Help Her and its NEW RELEASE.
I believe in the importance of utilizing a person's innate healing abilities to create optimal health. I facilitate this through the use of healing modalities that support the mind and body's ability to heal. I use these modalities either as an alternative to conventional medicine or complementary to conventional medicine, depending on the individual's situation and personal preferences.