The good news about aging is it gives you lots of experience- in life, death, growth and change. In addition to roles of Daughter, Sib, Wife, Mom, Widow, Nona, Friend, Creator and Inspirer, I have folded in forty plus years as a professional in healthcare and self-motivated learner, to my coaching practice.

Certification and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Registered Nurse, NY, VT, MA, NJ
  • Bachelor’s and Masters of Science, Russell Sage College
  • Duke Integrative Health Coach Training-Duke Integrative Medicine Program
  • National Society for Health Coach Training
  • Motivational Interviewing Certificate Program
  • Soul Collage Facilitator
  • Certificate, Holistic Nursing
  • Certificate, Interactive Guided Imagery
  • ELNEC Training Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Reiki Level I and II Certification
  • ASPO Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator/Coach

Professional Experience

  • Owner/Creator: In the Spirit of Healing Holistic Cancer & Integrative Health Coaching and Consulting
  • Integrative Healing and Consultant/Workshop Presenter
  • Consultant, Hospice and Palliative Care, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Faculty, Health Sciences, Excelsior College, NY
  • Vice President Operations, Hospice, NY
  • Regional Director, Hospice, NY
  • Director, Integrative Therapy and Cancer Care, Vermont
  • Vice President, Nursing, Vermont
  • Oncology Research Coordinator, Vermont
  • Nurse Manager, Inpatient Oncology
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Faculty, Nursing, State of Vermont
  • Childbirth Educator and Lamaze Coach

Community Support

  • Eyes Wide Open NENY, Advisor
  • Jajja’s Kids, Advisor
  • ARC, Rensselaer County, Art Volunteer
  • Capital City Mission, Volunteer

Coaching/Consulting Niche

  • Women diagnosed with cancer or serious illness
  • Individuals in transition: Jobs, relationships, careers, loss
  • Healthcare Organizations focused on Integrative Therapy Program Development
  • Nurses/Allied Health Professionals  focused on supporting self-care and patient-centered holistic care