- Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2014)
- MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1997)
- BSW, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1996)
Create a collaborative learning environment where active participation and respect for diversity in lived experiences enrich the learning process. My hope is that each learner reaches their optimal growth potential while practicing critical thinking skills and advanced knowledge to apply to leadership and best practices in their professional lives.
I was the Director of Counseling Services, Program Manager for various behavioral health programs, Program Developer for a Crisis Stabilization Program at a major military medical center, and clinical supervisor at various branch clinics and military medical facilities. I am independently licensed in two states, hold a national board certification in advanced clinical practice, and have practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 22 years treating people in various stages of life development suffering from mental illness. I served for 22 years on active duty in the U.S Armed Forces and have treated service members across various platforms in garrison and combat environments. I designed and conducted various qualitative social science research projects focused on military women to enhance clinical practices and increase successful service opportunities for those serving in the military. I have taught as an Adjunct at the undergraduate and graduate levels for Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Maryland and as a full-time Clinical Associate Professor for Fayetteville State University and University of Kentucky.