University of Charleston

University of Charleston

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Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor

  • Master of Science, Touro College, 2017
  • Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, College of West Virginia, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Community Health Promotion, Liberty University, 1995

Organizational Involvement/Awards

  1.  American Academy of Physician Assistants, 1997 – present
  2. West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants, 2017 – present
  3. Global Outreach Committee, Bible Center Church, 2005 – present
  4. Young Professionals, Group Leader, Bible Center Church, 2017 – present
  5. Adjunct Faculty of the Year, University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program, 2016

  • Outreach – certified foster parent in the state of West Virginia
  • Church – medical missions (Togo, West Africa, 2010), general missions (Toalmas, Hungary, summer 1990), choir, children’s ministry, adult ministry (20s-40s without children)
  • Animals – I have 4 rescued dachshunds and have fostered through our local shelter
  • Sports – volleyball and softball – local YMCA, club and church teams
  • Travel – my husband and I like to travel all over the world and learn about different cultures

I have been a clinically practicing Physician Assistant for over 20 years.  I started my career in the Emergency Department at Charleston Area Medical Center Women and Children’s Hospital, where I worked for almost 5 years.  From there, I was employed for almost 14 years in rural West Virginia in a pediatric practice taking care of mostly underserved children.  Throughout my years in practice, I was a clinical preceptor to various students, consisting of PA, NP, DO, MD, and medical residents.  I came on board as an adjunct clinical professor, teaching pediatrics at the University of Charleston, in 2013.  I became a full-time faculty member at the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program in 2017.