Director of Clinical Quality
Arizona State University
I grew up in Ojai, California where my mom and older sisters were nurses. My mom always told me really great stories about being a nurse. I started my career working in a nursing home when I was 17-years old. Wanting very much to learn Spanish, I joined the Peace Corps in the 1980s and lived in Ecuador. Over the years I’ve had the great fortune to also live in Nicaragua and Sri Lanka.
Here in Phoenix, I was working at the Maricopa County Public Health homeless clinic when I learned about Mountain Park Health Center. I wanted to work here because I could see the wonderful care given to my patients as they transitioned from my care.
When I’m not at work I like to hike, backpack and run. I’m currently hiking the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail. Each summer I hike 300-500 miles. My goal is to finish by age 60. I have been married for over 30 years to my best friend and we have two sons.