Focus: Maternal/child health advancements to improve the health and well-being of my community

Previous/Other Current Work: Served Indigenous communities within the Indian Health Service to attain Baby-Friendly designation and advance the voice of the community on feeding support. Former Chairperson of the Four Corners Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Taskforce, working to increase breastfeeding support of all families. Currently working as Nursing faculty in Guam, teaching Maternal/Child and Community Health nursing to BSN students to influence their roles in maternity and community care practices and support the feeding goals of all families. Member of the Guam Breastfeeding Action Team, working to promote community awareness, support and advocacy while supporting healthcare personnel and agencies to promote evidence-based practice.

Activities of Choice: Cooking, going to the beach, and working in my piece of “jungle.” I love spending time with my family and holding a baby whenever possible.

Fun Fact: I love my grandkids – a perpetual little wise man, and his rambunctious twin brothers, especially when they tackle me with hugs!

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