I am a longtime healthcare communications and marketing professional with extensive experience working with health-oriented businesses of all sizes. I have an MS in management and public relations and a BA in communications from the University of Maryland. I worked with small and large organizations including Magellan Health Service, MedImmune/AstraZeneca and Bon Secours Health Systems, both as an employee and as a communications consultant while raising my kids.
A very engaged mom and volunteer, I have an extensive network of relevant community connections in education, advocacy and youth sports. I have a heart for kids with special needs, seniors, and the marginalized. I have been a youth and adult mentor for several years.
I’m also very wellness-oriented, an active runner who is more fit at 53 than in my youth. Very grateful for that.
As a contributing inspirational author for Guideposts books, a blogger, and speaker, I consider it my personal mission to share my experience, strength and hope to encourage others to leverage their life challenges to become all they can be and in turn, help others.
I’m privileged that I get many opportunities to do that all the time.