Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Rochester (Nursing 362, Nursing 374, Nursing 377. In 2009 I successfully initiated, planned and facilitated a pilot project in Nursing 377 as a Community Health Clinical Experience @ Albion Correctional Facility. In partnership with STEP by STEP, 12 students provided Parenting Education for incarcerated women @ the correctional facility. This pilot lead to the development of more Community Health Clinical experiences for the APNN students. Since that time I have initiated and secured partnerships with the following community agencies: OACES( Rochester City School District ) Monroe County Correctional Facility, Monroe County Jail, Jennifer House, Nielsen House, Bethany House, Mercy Community Services, Rochester City School District Schools #22 and #15, EnCompass, Cameron Street Ministries, STEP by STEP. Currently I coordinate and facilitate all APNN students with planning and implementing a Health Literacy Project within the community setting. In May 2012 I planned and coordinated a Health Careers Event in partnership with the Childrens School of Rochester(school #15) and supported by the APNN Robert Woods Johnson Scholars entitled SEE WHAT YOU CAN BEE. 40 sixth grade children spent the day @ the School of Nursing and learned about careers in Nursing, Medicine, Nutrition, Physical Therapy and participated in hands on learning in the Simulation Lab and Nursing Skills Lab.), Rochester, NY, US. 5/2006 - Current

Adjunct Faculty, Nazareth College (Responsible for education of undergraduate nursing students in the clinical and lab settings.), Rochester, NY, US. 2/2008 - 2011

Nurse educator, Anthony Jordan Health Center (Prenatal Education), Rochester, NY, US. 1/2007 - 4/2009

Adjunct Faculty in Nursing and Health Education Departments., Monroe Community College (Fundamentals of Nursing. Responsible for education of students in the clinical and classroom setting. Death and Dying. Responsible for education of students in the classroom setting.), Rochester, NY, US. 9/2003 - 2006

Adjunct Faculty, St. John Fisher College (Responsible for clinical instruction and supervision to upper level nursing students in area hospitals and community settings. Developed and coordinated community clinical experience working with Rochester City School District @ the Family Learning Center by assessing needs and formulating appropriate health/wellness programs including annual health fairs and presentations on various topics. Created a clinical experience for students in HEALTH PROMOTION COURSE, working with Action for a Better Community Head Start Program where students provided health screening and health education to pre-schoolers. Initiated a volunteer opportunity for nursing students to participate in the care of hospice patients at Mt. Carmel House.), Rochester, NY, US. 9/1993 - 2003

Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes, 2015

University of Rochester Presidential Diversity Award Nominee

The Mary Dombeck Diversity Enhancement Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2011

Community Outreach Award
Rochester Outreach Workers Association, 2002

The Abc's of Health Literacy Education
Annual Oncology Nursing Teaching Day, Genesee Valley Oncology Nursing Society, 2014
Rochester, New York

Community based Interventions to meet the Health Literacy needs of Refugees while Enhancing Culture and Community Awareness for Nursing Students
4th Annual North American Refugee health Conference, Rochester General Hospital Refugee Health Care Program, 2014
Rochester, New York

Health Care Literacy for All : How Culturally Competent Care Fosters Improved Outcomes for Children of Teen Mothers
Cultural Diversity Conference, University of Rochester, 2012
Rochester, New York

Blending Two Systems to Meet the Health Literacy Needs of the Incarcerated Population
Annual Conference, New York State Department of Corrections, 2010
Saratoga Springs, New York

Partnerships In a Multicultural Setting
New York State Nurses Association Conference, New York State Nurses Association, 1997
Rochester, New York