Curriculum Vitae


Major, United States Air Force Nurse Corps (Retired)
Address: 218 Windsong Ct., Niceville, FL 32578


Diploma in Nursing
North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC; 1973.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Magna Cum Laude
McKendree College, Lebanon, IL; 1988

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Sigma Theta Tau
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; 1994


Registered Nurse since 1973: Currently Licensed in North Carolina and Florida
Clinical Nurse Specialist: Maternal Child Nursing (USA)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1995: last recertified 2005

Positions Held

March 1975 - March 1995: Air Force Nurse Corps, retired in the rank of Major

March 1975 – June 1988: Various charge nurse positions in Obstetrics, Pediatrics or Maternal Child Health in California, Texas, Germany, and Illinois.

June 1988 - March 1995: Assigned to the 96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB as the Charge Nurse, OB/GYN Nursing Unit and as the Charge Nurse, Pediatric Clinic (June 1991-March 1995)

August 1995 - October 1998: Family Advocacy Nurse Specialist, Hurlburt Field, FL

October 1998 - present: Lactation Consultant, on contract to the 96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB, FL, and consults other new moms and reports results to their primary health care providers

Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
La Leche League
Air Force Association

Other Community Involvement

Former Breastfeeding Chair