College of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
149 Lamb Hall
I joined the College of Public Health as the Executive Aide in the newly established department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in April 2007. Prior to that time, I served as an Executive Aide for ETSU's Office of Information Technology from November 1999. Preceding my service with ETSU, I managed a local real estate franchise for more than 15 years, where I also served as an Affiliate Broker.
I have enjoyed my experiences in obtaining a computer science degree with a concentration in Programming (1985), TN Real Estate Licensure since 1986, Corporate/Family Relocation Director Certification (1986), Medical Terminology/Transcription Certification (1994), IAAP CAP - Certified Administrative Professional Certification (2002), Leadership, Excellence, and Achievement through Development Certification (2007), and received my Bachelor of Science degree from ETSU in 2012 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Learning. I am currently a graduate student for ETSU's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and I hope to eventually offer counseling services for the higher education community.
I reside in Sulphur Springs with my husband, Steve, of 28 years, and our many resident critters. I enjoy yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, music, poetry, creative writing, gardening, and cruising. Professional/Academic research interests include healing arts and alternative therapy interventions for the higher education population, including mindfulness, hypnosis, stress management, art therapy, music therapy, equine-assisted therapies, non-dual approaches to spirituality, and other complimentary techniques which may be beneficial for mental health, particularly in treating substance abuse, spirituality conflicts, eating disorders, relationship issues, anger management and suicide prevention.
I enjoy a wide variety of campus and professional activities - I am a member of Psi Chi (the Psychology Honor Society), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda (a National Honor Society for Nontraditional Students), ALSO (Adult Learners' Student Organization), and Tri-Iota (ETSU's Women's Studies' Honor Society). I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the American College Counseling Association, Tennessee Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Association of Inter-professional Healthcare Students (AIHS at ETSU), Active Minds at ETSU (Mental Health Awareness), the International Association of Administrative Professionals, and I have recently been invited to join Pi Gamma Mu (International Social Science Honor Organization). I also participate in ETSU's Smart Recovery Program group therapy sessions serving the campus student community, and ETSU's SafeZone program through the Tennessee Equality Project for celebrating diversity with the intention of protecting civil rights for the LGBTQ community at ETSU.