Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in community mental health for the past 12 years. Worked with severely mentally ill persons. Have been working in an integrative care setting for the past 8 years in a community health center. I have participated as the Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the KY Nurses Association. Past president of KY Chapter of APNA. APNA Conference Chair in Louisville, KY. Currently active as Co-Chair of Mental Health Advocacy Institute.