DNP, Capella University, Minneapolis
Concentration: Transformational Leadership Clinical Practice
DNP Clinical Project: Implementation of Family Psychoeducation as an intervention in the treatment of ADHD
MS, Nursing, University of North Dakota
Thesis: Nurses’ and Patients’ Perceptions of Meeting Psychosocial Needs in the Intensive Care Unit
BS, Nursing, University of North Dakota
Certified teacher and Parent Training Instructor for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Emergency Trauma Nurse Specialist (E-TNS), Maricopa County Trauma Certification Program
Trauma Critical Care, Behavioral Health, ADHD
Professional Podium and Panel Presentations
2019: The Underdiagnosis of Girls and Women with ADHD (co-presentation, half-day workshop)
ADDA Annual Conference on ADHD, April 6, Dallas, Texas
2019: Underdiagnosed Populations: Girls, Women Minorities, and Intellectually Gifted (panel moderator and presenter)
11th Annual Southeast Regional ADHD Conference, Jan. 25, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2019: Innovative School and Community ADHD Programs for Students and Families (panel moderator)
Father’s Focus Group and Preschool Teacher Pilot Program (presenter)
11th Annual Southeast Regional ADHD Conference, Jan. 26, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2018: Unique Challenges Facing Girls and their Mothers with ADHD (group presentation)
International Conference on ADHD, Nov. 11, St. Louis, Mo.
2018: Optimization of Smart Phone Technology for Scott Health’s ICU
Doctoral program class online presentation for DNP 8012: Nursing Technology and Health Care Information Systems, Aug. 19
2018: Innovative Programming for ADHD Outreach
Dendy Advocacy Training Camp, Aug. 4, Cedar Bluff, Ala.
2018: Underdiagnosis of Girl’s and Women with ADHD (co-presentation)
ADDA Annual Conference on ADHD, Feb. 17, Houston, Texas
2017: Running a Support Group – Volunteer Leader Training CHADD
International Conference on ADHD, Nov. 10, Atlanta, Ga.
2016: Feeding Your Tribe – CHADD Volunteer Leader Training (co-presentation)
CHADD International Conference, Nov. 11, New Orleans, La.
2017: Innovations in Education and Outreach for ADHD
Innovators Session, International Conference on ADHD, Nov. 8-12, Atlanta, Ga.
2018: The Underdiagnosis of ADHD in Girls and Women
TADD Talks, National ADDA Webinar, Oct. 29
2016: Feeding Your Tribe (co-presentation)
National CHADD Webinar, March 31
Professional Activities and Service:
Coordinator, Red River Valley Satellite of CHADD (2009-present)
(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder). Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the satellite (local affiliate) to include development, instruction, and facilitation for Educational Support Classes; Discussion Support Groups for Families/Caregivers, Adults with ADHD, Fathers of Children with ADHD, and College Students with ADHD; Public Workshops and Seminars; Private In-Service Classes, Primary and Secondary Educational Consultation. Responsible for development, marketing, notification, programming, communication, outreach, advocacy, and teaching. Development of instructional materials and presentations on a variety of aspects of the science, treatment, and management of the challenges of ADHD. Education, Networking, Outreach, and Marketing to target groups – Providers, Educators, Educational Administrators, Adults with ADHD, Caregivers of Children with ADHD.