Student Services Team Advisor
The granddaughter of Irish immigrants, I was born in New York City and grew up on the south shore of Long Island, always looking forward to the next beach day. Though I enjoyed working in and exploring Manhattan after college, when medical school took me to the mid west, I felt like I had come home. Certainly, part of that was finding my life’s partner Jim, a medical school classmate, and native Iowan. We have been married for 40 years, have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.
Bachelor of Science
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Madigan Army Medical Center
My childhood faith was rooted and nurtured in Roman Catholicism. Since my early childhood, I had a clear understanding of the holiness of God, the reality of the life and sacrifice of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit in people who believe. I made a personal profession of faith at age 13, in the Catholic church. At age nineteen, I was introduced to new concepts of personal relationship with Jesus, at a Lutheran Young Adults group– which led to a deeper and more significant commitment of my life to God. The rigors of college, med school and fulltime medical practice eliminated any waking moments for in depth Bible study-so that spiritual maturity was lacking. God brought that opportunity to me after I left military service and I have sought Him in and through His word since then. I am still learning and more importantly, seeing how I need to incorporate head knowledge into a consistent faith walk, step by step, day by day. I rejoice that He is so patient, merciful and gracious– and that He is not done molding me yet.
Attends Highland Community Church.