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Work experience

Apr 2009Present


The Music for Healing and Transition Program

Teaching of two-day modules on the following topics: "Music, Sound, and Healing" and "Paradigms of Healthcare."

Locations taught:

  • Loyola University Hospital, Maywood Illinois
  • Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse New York
  • Elliot Hospital, Manchester Vermont
  • Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore MD
Mar 2007Present

Certified Music Practitioner

Community Medical Center Geisinger -Scranton, PA
  • Critical Care and Hospice Units

Therapeutic harp music provided at the bedside for patients who are critically ill, chronically ill, and dying. The music is prescriptive with the intent to support regular, unlabored breathing, anxiety reduction, and pain relief.

Apr 2001Dec 2004

Registered Nurse

Newton Memorial Hospital-Newton, NJ




Aug 2011May 2015

Master of Science of Nursing

University of Scranton-Scranton, PA

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

875 Clinical Hours:  3 Family Practice Rotations

                                        2 Women's Health Rotations

                                        1 Pediatric Rotation


  • Research Award 2013-Paper: "Music and Postoperative Pain"
  • Summa Cum Laude

Aug 1995May 2000

Bachelor of Science of Nursing

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania-East Stroudsburg, PA


  • Sanderson Writing Award 2000-Paper: "Incorporating Therapeutic Touch onto a Medical Surgical Unit"
  • Magna Cum Laude
Aug 1989May 1993

Bachelor of Arts

Smith College-Northampton, MA

Music/ Piano Performance


Jul 2014Present

Functional Medicine Practitioner- certification in progress

The Institute for Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a patient-centered, integrative approach to addressing the underlying causes of chronic diseases.