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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Williamsville Pediatrics
Here for: 5 years
Born in: Buffalo Lives in: Clarence
College: B.S., University at Buffalo; M.S., University at Buffalo
Spouse: Timothy Children: Cooper, Ryder
Awards/achievements: In 2011, I became an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In the last few years, I’ve been a consultant for a local author who created a children’s book series on healthy living
Entered my profession because: Becoming a PNP gave me the opportunity in a field that allows me to care for and help others achieve optimal health. It’s rewarding to watch and support my patients’ and their families as they grow through various stages of childhood. I’ve always had a passion for helping others, the challenge of continued learning and making a difference in the lives of others. A career as a PNP offers all that. I love what I do and am thankful for my career choice each day.
Proudest accomplishment in last year: I began collaborating with a local school district on wellness and food allergy safety.
Hobbies/interests: Running, baking, outdoor activities and sports with my sons
Favorite nonprofits: FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education); Let Them LOL (provides clean drinking water to the people of Sierra Leone); Because I Said I Would; Operation Christmas Child-Samaritan’s Purse (Christian organization provides spiritual and physical aid to people around the world); ALS Association
Bucket list: Complete a half or full marathon, participate in activities that support finding a cure for life-threatening food allergies, travel on a medical missions trip