1.) What is your position and role at Gillette? I am the day-charge nurse on the orthopedic surgical unit at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. I help to coordinate all of the activity that goes on in our busy 18 bed unit.
2.) Do you have a favorite Gillette story or memory? There are so many good memories and stories to tell. Thinking back over the years, it is amazing to me the great changes that have taken place at Gillette. In my early days at Gillette when I was doing bed-side care, it was always the little things that I remember, the little smiles, the handmade drawings, and the big thank yous from patients as well as their families. Now that I have been in a leadership position for many years, it is the enthusiasm of new nurses as they come to Gillette and learn to enjoy these things as well. It’s a pleasure to be able to watch them grow in their confidence and abilities and be able to mentor them to become good nurses. I have developed lifelong friendships at Gillette which will go on for years to come.
3.) What are some of your hobbies outside of work? I have been a runner for years and love to camp and hike as well. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and I love to travel. The best is when I am able to combine family and/or friends with my travel!
4.) o you have any children or pets? No children but I have one cat named Bynx.
5.) If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I have been fortunate to be able to do a lot of travelling but one place I still want to go to is Australia and New Zealand.
6.) What is one fun fact about you? I have run two marathons and have traveled to China, Africa, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and England!