RN, Functional Nutritionist, Whole Health Educator, Advocate & Coach

Independent practice at An Apple A Day Communications, PLLC, 2005-Present

  • Author and presenter of programs on the connection between unhealthy lifestyle behaviors & disease, such as It’s your weight, it’s your health, Living an Anti-Inflammatory Life, KnowStress™, What will be your wakeup call? and Chew on this. 
  • Professional speaker on healthy lifestyle modification for businesses, hospitals, support groups and universities.
  • Regular consultant for several communication mediums (TV, Radio and Print) on healthy lifestyle modification.
  • Coaches individuals and groups towards healthier lifestyle behaviors
  • Functional Nutritionist & Lifestyle Practitioner through the Functional Nutrition Alliance
  • Whole Health Educator with National Provider ID number
  • Conducts 6-hour Coach Clinics teaching patient engagement to medical professionals for The National Society of Health Coaches across the United States.
  • National Society of Health Coaches Professional Advisory Board Member

Registered Nurse, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH 2002-2014

  • Responsible for cardiac monitoring of high-risk patients during exercise, while providing clinical education for positive lifestyle changes
  • Clinical educator for staff and patients on weight loss behavior modification

Leader, Coach & Ambassador

Weight Watchers International, Portsmouth, NH  2003-2013

  • Responsible for the support and education of members on healthy lifestyle behaviors such as diet and exercise
  • Developed & presented educational programs explaining the link between weight & disease processes such as; diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancers
  • Author & Ambassador for TV segments on issues such as emotional eating & heart health.
  • Ambassador, Mentor and Trainer for Weight Watchers International

Clinical Territory Representative

Cambridge Heart, Bedford, MA 2001-2002

  • Responsible for educating Cardiologists and Electrophysiologists about a new non-invasive technology, which predicts sudden cardiac death
  • Clinical consultation which included product in-services and staff education
  • Increased clinical utilization of product in New England territory

 Clinical Sales Specialist

Hill-Rom, A division of Hillenbrand Industries, Batesville, IN 1994-2000

  • Responsible for the clinical management and sales for high-tech therapy equipment
  • Effectively used clinically related selling tools and value-added services to enhance product mix and ensure appropriate product positioning
  • Clinical consultation including risk assessment, protocol development, product in-services, clinical conferences, patient rounds and product trials
  • Ongoing development of clinical, analytical, planning, communication, interpersonal and selling skills for personal and professional growth
  • Fall Prevention Specialist
  • Hired as Nurse Consultant and promoted to Clinical Sales Specialist, 1996
  • Promoted to Clinical Sales Specialist, responsible for managing clinical staff, 1998

Registered Nurse, Critical Care Nurse

Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA 1992-1994

  • Responsible for the care of patients in the Medical, Surgical and Coronary Intensive Care Units

 Registered Nurse, Coronary Care Unit

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 1991-1992

  • Member of professional practice model, which required active participation in unit development and daily functioning
  • Active member on Patient Education Committee and Standard/Quality Assurance Committee

Registered Nurse, Medical Surgical Floor

Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital, Laurel, MD 1990-1991

  • Gained experience in caring for medical surgical patients


Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Masters of Science in Health Communication, 1998

Prince Georges College, Lanham, MD

Registered Nurse, 1990

New England College, Henniker, NH

Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations/Communications, 1987


Functional Nutrition Alliance, Studied under Andrea Nakayama

Functional Nutritionist & Lifestyle Practitioner  2018

National Institute of Whole Health

Whole Health Educator 2015

Dr. Sears Wellness Institute

Prime Time Health Coach 2014

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National Society of Health Coaches

Certified Health Coach 2012

NSHC Professional Advisory Board


  • Keynote Speaker "Being Resilient"  C.R. Wood Cancer Center, Lake George, NY  2017
  • Professional Advisory Member of The National Society of Health Coaches 2013-Present
  • Susan G. Komen Board Member 2006-2009  
  • Governor's Council on Physical Activity Health Outstanding Achievement Award 2007
  • Susan G. Komen, Local Hero Award 2005
  • Motivational Speaker “Resiliency in the Face of Adversity” 2005
  • Cambridge Heart First In Class 2001
  • #1 Bariatric Product Line, Hill-Rom 1999
  • #1 Pulmonary Care Revenues, Hill-Rom 1996
  • Clinical Consultant of the Year, Hill-Rom 1996
  • #1 Effica CC Sales Person, Hill-Rom, 1995
  • Outstanding Member of Nursing Class, 1990


  • Educational & Motivational speaker in a variety of settings such as universities, hospitals and private business functions 2003-Present
  • Co-Chair of the NH Susan G. Komen Race For a Cure 2010-2012
  • Founding Board Member of “Fill The Gap” 2006-2011
  • Co-founder and coordinator of the NH Seacoast Run Pedal Paddle Race/Fundraiser 2003-2007
  • Concert for a Cure Committee 2005-2011
  • Founder/Organizer of Seacoast Breast Friends support group, 2003-Present
  • Patient Advisory Committee, Exeter Hospital 2004-2008
  • Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified 1988-present
  • NH State Tae Kwon Doe Tournament, Gold Medal, 1999
  • Freelance writer and advisory panel member “Our Times” Magazine 1998-2001
  • Author and Editor, Understanding and Selling with CLRT Research, audiocassette tape, May 1998
  • Dana-Farber Boston Marathon Challenge Fundraiser and Runner 1994 & 1996
  • Advisor for the American Heart Association Evaluation Team 1994-1999
  • Class Speaker Nursing Graduation, May 1990
  • Volunteer for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1989-1991
  • Study abroad in England, June 1985-January 1986