I have been an endocrine nurse practitioner for 11 years at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. I personally have Type 1 Diabetes and autoimmune hypothyroidism, so Endocrine has been my passion for a very long time. I started my nursing career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and after receiving my Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification I began working in Pediatric Endocrinology. I started as a diabetes and insulin pump educator prior to becoming a nurse practitioner.
I am currently a consultant with the Alabama Department of Public Health for state newborn screening and is well experienced in caring for infants/children with Congenital Hypothyroidism and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.
I work with both diabetes and endocrine patients. I have been involved in research within our division and have published work related to Congenital Hypothyroidism. My research primarily focuses on the improvement of endocrine newborn screening. I have also worked on quality improvement projects in diabetes clinical care and CAH.
I am married and I have two children, ages 10 and 7. My family and I live in Pelham, Alabama, just south of Birmingham. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am a member of PES, PENS and NAPNAP, and serve on the education committees for both PES and PENS. I have passion for both patient and provider education. It is my goal to work diligently to promote the value of Advanced Practice Professionals within the Pediatric Endocrine medical community!