In 1995, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and in 1999 a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Marywood University. I earned my credentials as a Nationally Certified Psychologist and as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2003. I am currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Doctorate program at Argosy University, with an anticipated graduation date of January 2020.
Since the Fall Semester of 2000, I have taught thousands of students in the Graduate and Undergraduate Psychology Departments at Marywood University, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 2001, I began my career as the Family Advocacy Program Manager (FAPM) at Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) located in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. I maintained that position until 2010, when I joined the Higher Headquarters based out of Ft. Monroe, Virginia. While at Higher Headquarters I was responsible for monitoring the development and providing guidance for 22 Department of the Army installations in the Northeast Region. In 2011, I returned to TYAD as the Director of Army Community Service, having oversight of 15 core programs, such as Victim Advocacy, New Parent Support, Exceptional Family Member Program, and Survivor Outreach Services. In March 2013, I accepted the position of Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in a new initiative at TYAD, Mental/Behavioral Health Services. This new program allows Department of Defense civilians and their family members, Active duty Service members and their Family members, Veterans and retirees to receive short-term, strength-based counseling, family counseling, and couples counseling in addition to other supportive services. I had private practices in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (2003-2006) and Mountainhome, Pennsylvania (2006-2013). In addition, I am the proud mother of 13 year-old twin girls and the proud spouse of a husband who retired after 29 years of active duty service in the Marine Corps (2013).
I eagerly welcomed an opportunity to be on the Board of Directors at Choosing Integrity because of the individuals also involved in the good works of this non-profit organization. All members are equally committed and dedicated to improving the lives of others through sharing a meal, providing transportation, a shoulder to lean on, resume writing skills, and counseling, to name a few initiatives of support available through Choosing Integrity.