I am very excited to be joining the PFCC team in the unit manager role and appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself! I am a Speech-Language Pathologist by trade and worked for 15 years in clinical practice in adult acute & critical care, head & neck cancer, community care, and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC – right here at ACH with our very own ACETS team!). In 2018, I was fortunate to have been chosen to take on the unit manager position overseeing rehab disciplines (OT, PT, SLP, Audiology) and programs and services here at ACH – what a learning curve and a huge honor.
In my rehab leadership role, I benefitted from the advice and support of the PFCC team and multiple family advisors in many projects, program developments, and quality improvement initiatives – I recognize that we couldn’t begin to make good healthcare decisions without the unique input of our patients & families.
In my personal life I am a very proud wife to a superman, and a very proud mom to two amazing daughters, aged 12 & 15 (and one plump and loveable cat). Our family loves travelling, skiing, hiking, diving, golfing, cooking (and eating!), and spending lots of time with friends and family. One quirky thing about me that you are welcome to tease me about is that I play the oboe in a community group called New West Symphony & Chorus, and I embrace my band-geekiness to the fullest extent!
I am grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the PFCC team and look forward to helping the program continue to shine, make impact, and inspire!