My husband Gary and I joined Chaparral when we moved to Arizona in 1982. Married for 55 years, we travel with our family, enjoy Santa Fe Opera and the Scottsdale Arts, Jazz in Vail in the summer and on the Jazz cruises. We both volunteer for charities and we like sports and love being with our grandchildren and children. I am a nurse and professionally in “preferment” after retiring from my Cardon Children’s Medical Center CEO position. I have been a nurse for over 50 years caring for adults, children, and behavioral health patients and teaching at universities in Nursing and Healthcare Administration programs. I have held CEO, COO, and CNO positions in Illinois, Connecticut and Arizona. I currently consult for health systems and also accredit Medical Travel programs internationally and domestically. My volunteer work incudes being a board member and/or chairing AZ Nurses Foundation, AONL Nurses Foundation, Ryan House, Feeding Matters, Healing the Children, Make a Wish, GCU International Nursing Advisory Council, Chamberlain University, Banyan, Cymedica, Prolucent, Honor Health Quality Committee, and I am President of American Nurses Credentialing Center. I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American College of Healthcare Executives and American College of Healthcare Trustee.