Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Board Certification:Certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist since 1988.
Educational Background: B.S.N. from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo Michigan. M.S. with a specialty in psychiatric mental health nursing University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. Ph.D. in Nursing Wayne State University Detroit Michigan.
Areas of Clinical Expertise: Prior to working at Mind Springs Health, Mary has worked as a psychiatric consultation liaison nurse, a nurse educator and a staff development instructor in a psychiatric hospital. She is interested in integrating mental health and substance use disorder treatment in primary care and acute care settings as well as in the correctional system. Mary also enjoys being a mentor and a preceptor for graduate students in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Professional Activities: Mary has served on a variety of task forces and programs affiliated with the Department of Regulatory Agencies including the Colorado Nurse Health Program, the Sunset Workgroup for the Nurse Practice Act in 2007-2008, and was appointed by the Governor to the Nurse Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care (NPATCH). She served as the nursing co-chair of NPATCH from 2013-2014. Mary was the co-chairperson of the Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Committee for the Colorado Nurses Association from 2009-2011. She served as the President of the Colorado Nurses Association from 2011-2015. She is an elected voting representative to the American Nurses Association Membership Assembly for 2016 and 2017. Mary is an advocate for the rights of consumers and providers of mental health and substance use disorder care to have access to the resources that we all need to participate in compassionate, high quality and evidence based treatment. She is delighted to work for Mind Springs Health because of the opportunity to work with excellent providers and clinicians and the positive ethical philosophy of this company.
Activities: Skiing (Nordic and downhill); snowshoeing; hiking; biking; kayaking, canoeing, reading, spending time with family and friends.
Based in Frisco