Education – RN, BSN, MA, Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager

Purpose in Running – To continue my service to the Naples and Collier Community.

Contribution – With the recognition that mosquito’s bring disease and are a serious health concern,  I will use my healthcare background in collaboration with other team members in evaluating risks and benefits to the methodology of control. As a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager I am aware of the importance of following defined protocols established by State and Federal guidelines.

Length of time in Naples  – Thirty years in Naples, I am a valued and trusted member of the Collier Community recognized for a strong moral and ethical compass. A person of their word.

Business Background

  • 30 years in Healthcare Administration including Acute, Chronic Care, Long Term Care, Specialty Care, Psychiatry, Area Director for two Healthcare Corporations with responsibility for multi-state properties.
  • Owner and Editor for Life in Naples Magazine, fifteen years experience as an owner in local print media.
  • I am a previous owner and marketed a charter sailing business in the Virgin Island.
  • Experienced in Sales, Marketing, and Business ethics

Organization involvement

  • 100 Club of Collier County
  • Former member of Avow Woman’s Board
  • Greater Naples Leadership (GNL)
  • Leadership Institute
  • Named Woman of Initiative through the Community Foundation
  • Collier County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Review Panel
  • Latchkey League
  • Circumnavigators Club
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Holocaust Museum Educational Programs
  • Naples Citizens Police Academy
  • Established a Nursing Endowment with FGCU
  • Mentor in Take Stock in Children for 7 years
  • Mentor for Junior Woman of Initiative at Boys and Girls Club 3 years

Charity involvement Fundraising ​​​​​​​

  • Hodges University
  • Make a Wish
  • Party with a Purpose
  • Avow, Baby Basics, Thelma Hodges and Make A Wish Tea
  • Bascom Palmer Gala and Brunch
  • Holocaust Museum Lunch and Gala
  • Youth Haven
  • Fl Cancer Specialist Foundation
  • NCH Ball
  • Avow Foundation.
  • Guadalupe
  • Immokalee Foundation

My background includes business, advocacy, medical legal & fundraising.