M.P.H. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983

B.S.N. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982

Diploma, Rex Hospital School of Nursing, Raleigh, NC, 1971


  • Professional Speaker: 1986 – present
    Humorist/Motivational Speaker and Trainer for various industries and associations throughout the nation.
    Topics include life balance, wellness, stress management, communication, goal planning, and customer service.
  • Clinical Weight Reduction: 1988 – 1995
    Owner and developer of a medically monitored clinical weight reduction corporation.
    Practice included physicians, nurses, and paramedical personnel.
  • Director, Wellness Center: 1984 – 1988
    Responsible for the development of a hospital-based wellness program. Duties included: Program development and day to day operations.
    Budget preparations and financial management
    Coordination of multi-disciplinary instructional teams
  • Nursing Education Instructor: 1976 – 1981
    Lecturer and clinical supervisor for psychiatric nursing students and multi-disciplinary staff of 1500. Prepared and delivered lectures on various human relationship topics.
  • Clinical nursing: 1971 – 1976
    Hospital nursing in various specialty areas. Positions held included staff nurse, head nurse, and nursing supervisor.


Professional Memberships:

National Speakers Association

Sigma Theta Tau (National Nursing Scholastic Honor Society)