Throughout my life, I have been a self-starter and interested in pursuing experiences in life that will make me a better person. I grew up in New York and Connecticut. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a nursing degree, I joined the U.S Air Force and was immediately thrust into leadership positions. I met my husband in the Air Force and we had the privilege of serving in South Carolina, Nevada, England, Germany and eventually New Mexico in 1990. Along the way, we were blessed with three wonderful sons. In 2008, I retired as a colonel from the Air Force.
Volunteering has always been in my blood. I am privileged to be president of my local rotary club and volunteer with many civic and charitable organizations, including the local Veterans’ Assistance Stand-down Program. My leadership in both the military and civilian sectors, along with my many years of civic and volunteer experience at the municipal level, have prompted me to address key issues in the state.
A Life of Service
With more than 40 years of experience as a proven leader and registered nurse in the federal government, military, and private sector, I have learned what it takes to be an accomplished negotiator and astute listener. I am a specialist in health information technology and recently retired as a defense contractor where I served as a project manager managing the worldwide deployment of a new electronic health record system for the military.
I am seeking the District 15 Senate seat to improve New Mexico by working as a voice for the Northeast Heights Community. My top priorities are to improve veterans’ health, provide more employment opportunities, strengthen the local economy, strengthen the educational systems and ways to partner with law enforcement to reduce crime and enhance public safety.
My vision for New Mexico is to see it rise from the bottom of national rankings. It is time to reverse the trend and work to make New Mexico attractive as a safe and economically strong haven for families and retirees.