WHO I AM
I am the wife of a pilot-turned-preacher, the happy mom of three terrific children, and a leader in healthcare for twenty-five years. My life was transformed years ago through a heartfelt prayer. Since then, my work as a physician turned into a ministry as I learned to care for people from the heart. I strive to care for the soul and minister to the spirit while treating the body.
With twenty-five years in clinical medicine and over two decades in active ministry, I enjoy coming alongside my physician colleagues as a certified coach specializing in physician wellness, "burnout" prevention, leadership development, life-work integration, and advocacy. This aspect of my professional life has been a beautiful gift, and I am deeply grateful for the privilege of serving physicians through a coaching relationship.
I served as chief resident and as president of the Florida Association of Family Medicine Residents. I have served two terms on the exceptional Board of Directors of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and am honored to chair the Physician Wellness initiative. I am a graduate of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) Physician Leadership Academy and was proud to assist the 2018 launch of the FMA’s statewide Healthy Living initiative.
I feel blessed by the many opportunities I have to enhance physician/medical professional wellness and teach about (redefine!) and prevent "burnout" at the local, state, and national level. I am also thrilled that so many professionals from non-clinical fields find my latest book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, relevant to their personal and professional lives as well, and continue to invite me as a speaker and retreat leader to their groups and events. Indeed, whole-person wellness and prioritizing our humanity is vital for us all!