Director of Nursing

I have been in health care all my life. I am a caretaker; always have been, always will be. I have been a nurse since 1995. First as an LPN in a nursing home for 1 year and then I received my RN license in 1996. I have worked in a variety of settings as an RN: Hospital (medical-surgical, cardiology, mental health, agency nurse, home health care, & nursing home.) I taught in 2 nursing programs as nursing faculty, both in the clinical and classroom setting. Have operated a nursing assistant training program for last 4 years. I have a BSN and an MSN, from OHSU and Walden University.

I appreciate that Cochran Health Care has a quality management style, with extremely caring attitude toward staff and clients. I love instrumental music and some vocal. I took piano lessons for the last 2 years. I am currently trying to grow an avocado and lemon tree in my backyard. I have been “nursing” them along for the last 2 years!