Medical Director, Behavioral Health


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 2020
  • Post Master’s Certificate Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (PMHNP), University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2010
  • Master of Science Nursing – Family Primary Care (FNP), Pace University, Pleasantville, NY 1992
  • Master of Professional Studies: Humanistic Education – SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts:  Psychology, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 1978


  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • North Carolina State Board of Nursing
  • Vermont State Board of Nursing
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
  • Yoga Alliance


  • Family Nurse Practitioner since 1992 specializing in gynecology/women’s health with a sub-specialty in gynecologic oncology and psychopharmacology.
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2010 working in multiple settings including non-profit health care settings, private group practices and tertiary care medical centers.
  • Associate professor: University of Vermont graduate nursing program.

Focus of Care:  Substance Use Disorder/Medication Assisted Treatment; Yoga Therapy; Somatic Therapy; Behavioral Health program development; Public health policy; Nursing regulation.  

Modalities: Interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, yoga therapy, psychopharmacology.

Languages Spoken: English

ALERT - Coronavirus/COVID-19

Innovative Ways Blue Ridge Health Can Keep You Healthy During COVID-19

During this cautious time, Blue Ridge Health remains a trusted source for all of your healthcare needs. We encourage patients to use virtual visits that are now available to take care of your medical and behavioral health care needs.  We’re here to help keep you healthy no matter how long the pandemic lasts.

Please don’t hesitate to call 828-692-4289 option #9 or your local Blue Ridge Health office for more information. We are here to help!

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, patients visiting our practices should anticipate the following changes:

  • Please bring a mask or cloth face covering with you to your visit, if possible. 

  • When you arrive at the practice, look for a member of our staff to provide site-specific instructions.

  • If you do not see a staff member, call the practice and instructions will be provided.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to Coronavirus, or you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your local Blue Ridge Health office prior to visiting. They are happy to help and will provide further instructions.

Please be aware that these changes are necessary in order to serve you best.

Please follow instructions closely. We will help you as soon as we are able.

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Maneras innovadoras de Blue Ridge Health para ayudarle a mantenerse sano durante COVID-19

Durante este tiempo de cautela, Blue Ridge Health sigue siendo un recurso confiable para todas sus necesidades de atención médica.  Nosotros animamos a los pacientes a programar consultas telefónicas o vía electrónica que ahora están disponibles para sus necesidades de atención médica y de salud conductual. Estamos aquí para mantenerle saludable, sin importar cuanto tiempo dure la pandemia.

Por favor no dude en llamarnos al 828-692-4289 opción #1 o su oficina local de Blue Ridge Health para más información. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarle!

Con el brote de Coronavirus/ COVID-19, los pacientes visitando nuestros consultorios, deben anticipar los siguientes cambios:

  • Al llegar al consultorio, busque a un miembro de nuestro personal para recibir instrucciones específicas.

  • Si no encuentra a un miembro de nuestro personal, favor de llamar a la oficina y le darán instrucciones.

Si sospecha que ha sido expuesto al Corona virus, o si tiene fiebre, tos, o falta de respiración, favor de comunicarse con su oficina local de Blue Ridge Health antes de visitar el consultorio. Con gusto le ayudarán y darán instrucciones adicionales.

Favor de tener en cuenta que estos cambios son necesarios para poder servirle mejor.

Favor de seguir las instrucciones atentamente. Le ayudaremos lo más pronto posible.

Para información adicional y actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 puede visitar nuestra página: Información sobre el Corona virus (COVID-19).