Access to high quality healthcare is something we all-too-often take for granted. In our geriatric patient population, it’s virtually nonexistent. I was drawn to Lightyear Health because of their mission – working to create a world where everyone has access to the foremost experts in geriatric and dementia care. I truly think we have the opportunity to give the best gift to the most deserving of patients.
Prior to my tenure at Lightyear, I focused on improving the quality of care for patients who had entered the hospital setting. Using that experience, I now fully appreciate the value of extending that focus a step further to preventative care, so they never have to step foot in a hospital in the first place.
As Director of Nursing and Clinical Outcomes at Lightyear Health, my primary goal is to oversee the delivery of geriatric care to a wide range of high-risk patients.Through the analysis of real-time data and functional outcomes, I am also able to integrate high-level, evidence-based practices into daily processes to elevate the care we provide in a very patient-centric way. I am honored to help lead an amazing team of dedicated clinicians in providing high-touch, personalized care to the highest risk patients.
I’ve spent nearly 10 years in the nursing field, most recently overseeing the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program at the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center. My professional passion includes forging multidisciplinary partnerships in order to synthesize evidence-based practices into daily processes with the goal of improving patient care. I hold a BA in Biology and a Masters in Public Health from Brown University, a Masters in Nursing from the University of Virginia, along with Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification.
Beyond work, I enjoy spending time with my family of boys, reading historical fiction, running (albeit not very quickly) and a good glass of wine.