When I was a mere student, my mentor instilled in me an appreciation of AAPPN and the importance of being active in and supporting our local community of PMHNPs. I joined as a Student Member and have enjoyed connecting with other members and fostering relationships with student NPs who came after me.
I have grown professionally through educational opportunities and collaboration with other NPs within the organization and seek to continue doing so by serving in volunteer capacities as needed; it is an honor to serve as an At-Large Member for AAPPN.
I believe AAPPN is vital to protecting and enhancing our profession and advocating for mental health care in Washington state. By serving as an At-Large Member, I hope to support the organization and its members in career cultivation, connection, education, and advocacy.
I practiced as a RN at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for seven years. During my last three years there, I was a full-time student at the University of Washington studying for my DNP-PMHNP while caring for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
I passed my boards in May 2022 and continued at Providence through the end of the year while simultaneously starting my practice in community mental health at Sea Mar CHC in Everett, where I continue to serve patients requiring psychiatric care in an outpatient setting.
I have been an AAPPN member since 2021 and have enjoyed connecting with students and members throughout our organization. I bring previous Board experience; I served as Member-at-Large for the Mensa of Western Washington Steering Committee for three years, and subsequently served as Unit Practice Council Chair for three years on my hospital unit at PRMCE. I enjoy leadership roles and look forward to applying my previous experience to my current profession and service with AAPPN.