About

As a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), I offer online and in-person classes in effective self-management of your diabetes.

EDUCATION

  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
    • B.S. Nursing 1985
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    • B.A. Biology 1984

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

  • Certified Diabetes Educator June 2011 – Present
    • National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, Certificate No. 21110465
  • Registered Nurse (Guam)- RE0128
  • Certified Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Senior Trainer August 2018 – Present  (University of Illinois, Chicago, College of Social Work- Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Mountain-Pacific Quality Health

Diabetes Educator  October 2013 – Present

Conduct classes in diabetes self-management education at various settings on island. Provide education, screening, and outreach services at health fairs and other venues.  

Refer participants to appropriate health care providers and/or services when needed and  provide appropriate follow-up as necessary.

  • Health Services of the Pacific

Clinical Educator May 2006 – 2012

Conducted home visits to provide diabetes self-management education to patients and family members, as well as to address diabetes-related complications. Provided support and training to clinical staff in areas of diabetes management and education. Provided support at health fairs and immunization programs.

  • Isla Pediatrics

Staff RN 2005

Responsible for screening and intake of patients. Administered medications/injections as ordered. Provided health education as needed.

  • Sagua Managu Birthing Center

Educator 2001 – 2004

Conducted sibling and orientation classes for expectant parents as well as breastfeeding classes for new mothers. Organized and coordinated breastfeeding support group.

  • Pacificare Asia Pacific

Educator 1998 – 1999

Provided health education in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia management.

  • Dept. of Public Health and Social Services, Chronic Disease Program

Independent Contractor 1994

Provided health education for work site wellness and screening programs. Performed blood cholesterol, glucose, and glycosolated hemoglobin tests.  

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Guam Diabetes Control Coalition