She became a nurse in 1979. In 1993, after various other positions, she was the first Radiology Nurse in a community hospital. In 2000 she obtained an MSN in Nursing Management from the University of Hartford and then received in 2003 an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Connecticut. She initially developed the radiology nursing role and then the nurse practitioner role in this community setting. She graduated with a DNP in Leadership from Quinnipiac University in 2017. Presently she is developing and implementing the nurse practitioner role in other local hospitals now part of the organization. She has presented on numerous occasions successfully, served on many hospital committees, and served as President of ARIN.