As a respiratory therapist, and the newest state captain from Kansas, I hope that my experience and education can help further the education and treatment of COPD to help people living with COPD to live to their fullest.
As a State Captain, I am most interested in connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives, and participating and promoting research opportunities to help find a cure. I would also like to help raise awareness by participating in health fairs and community events.
My proudest COPD moment has been when a relationship is built between a patient and myself, providing them the ability to trust me to care for them in their time of need.
My inspiration to share is, “"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building on the new." -Socrates
More about me, “I came to respiratory therapy the long way. I have a Bachelor's in Communications and a Master's in Management. I was not able to utilize my education in the areas that I worked in, so I decided to go back to school. I graduated from Washburn University in 2012 with an Associates in Respiratory Care. I am currently employed as a Respiratory Therapist at Stormont Vail and I have experience in the ER, medical, surgical and pediatric ICUs, and general floor therapy. I participated in the development of Therapist Driven Protocols for our department and I try to be available as a resource to fellow co-workers”