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Lead Advance Practice Practioner CCM
Acute Care Nurse Practioner
Surgical Trauma ICU

I am a board certjified acute care nurse practitioner licensed to care for adults with acute, critical and complex chronic illness.  Over the past 19 years I have had numerous experiiences in the nursing field.  I started as a LPN in 1994.  Over the years I have grown in my career and education, in 1999 I completed my RN, BSN. In 1999 I started working at UPMC in the inermediate ICU where I develeped a pasion for Critical Care and Trauma.  As I worked on my Masters, I remained at UPMC as a staff RN and a Primary Nurse Care Coordinator in the Neuro-Truama ICU.  When I completed my degree in 2005-ACNP, MSN I took a position with PACCM as an ACNP.

With the recent changes in work hour limitations there was a need for night coverage in the ICU. With my passion for Trauma-Surgery and Critical Care Medicine Department working night coverage in the Surgical Trauma ICU.  I am currently the Lead Advance Practice Provider.  In addition to my supervisory duties, I continue to take call in the Surgical Trauma ICU.  Given the success that was seen with APP ICU night coverage, with the leadership of Dr. Gunn, we hae developed an APP night coverage program.  We put together a strong clinical group of APP that manage the critically ill patients.

I have also taken on an actie role in collaboration with Dr. Gunn continuing the APP Residencey in Critical Care Medicine.  The residency allows Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to experience a very thorough educational and clinical opportunity in our Critical Care Department.

My experience alos includes Clinical/Lab instructor first and second year nursing students and rehab as staff/charge nurse and wound care nurse.  In addition to my nursing career, I love spending time with my family, running, camping, hiking and traveling.

Education & Training




University of Pittsburgh

MSN 2005 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Waynesburg University

BSN 1999



Greene County Vo-Tech LPN 1994 Practical Nurse

Administrative Titles

2011 - Present            UPMC Critical Care Medicine - Lead APP/APP Supervisor

1999-2011                   UPMC Critical Care Medicine - ACNP-BC

1994-1999                   UPMC PACCM  - ACNP-BC