Born in NO.LA, graduated form USL, now ULLafayette, BSN 1971, MSN UT Austin 1977- Med/Surg/Psych Nursing Education, EdD in Adult Education/Counseling, VA Tech 1988. Post Masters Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate UMD 2005. BT VA out patient and telemental health 2007- present. Created and worked for Older Adult Comprehensive Services for Humanim 2000-present (part-time), won APNA Best Practices in Dementia Care 2003, Director of Psychiatric Home Health for Montgomery General Home Health 1995-2000. Nursing faculty 1975-1995- Charity Hospital School of Nursing, Georgetown U, Hampton U, Howard CC and UMD.