As a Texas native, I am a proud alum of San Jacinto College, Prairie View A&M University, and The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. These institutions taught me not only how to be a nurse, but also a leader and advocate.
My nursing career has spanned over two decades and has included work in correctional care, medical-surgical nursing, home health, managed care, and education. Mental health became my passion as my career moved to inpatient psychiatric care, including comprehensive psychiatric emergency services.
Over the years I have gained invaluable experience caring for the medical, mental, and psychosocial needs of individuals and families. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am able to assess, diagnose, treat, and evaluate mental illness as well as prescribe medications and therapeutic treatment. My personal goal is to provide compassionate and competent mental health care, holistically serving the needs of the total person.