After earning her PhD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (2000), she taught pediatric nursing for fourteen years at Towson University and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. After retiring from full-time teaching, she has worked in interprofessional education in family communication and patient safety and provided professional development for newly graduated nurses.
She serves on the Board of Directors of Roberta’s House, an intergenerational grieving center in Baltimore city, and leads a professional enrichment program for their program leadership group. She is also a member of the Advisory board of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine.
She lives on a farm in Lutherville MD. Her particular interests in Future Harvest are supporting sustainable urban farming in the city of Baltimore, and learning about best sustainable farming practices in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.