I am the President of the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc., a professional organization offering continuing education and certification programs for health care professionals located in northeast Ohio. I have been active in the practice of professional education as an administrator, course author and instructor for over twenty years. I am a licensed and Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) as well as a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse (ANCC).
I am also a Certified Master EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner by the Guild of Energists, as well as a Certified Positive EFT Practitioner by the Guild of Energists and Certified as a Modern Energy Tapping Professional by the Guild. I am Certified in Thought Field Therapy at the Algo Level. I am also a member of the Gary Graig Optimal EFT Course. (Gary Graig is the founder of EFT.) I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapy and am the Executive Director of the American College of Hypnotherapy, and teach a certification program in clinical hypnotherapy. I also teach courses for certification in meditation, grief counseling, stress management, spiritual counseling, holistic nursing, nutrition, legal nursing case management in nursing, and advanced nursing assessment.
I have authored and co-edited seven textbooks in health care and nursing and have published over seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals. I am the past editor-in- chief and founding editor of the journal, JONA's Health Care Law, Ethics & Regulation. I had served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nursing Administration for twenty years and remain a manuscript reviewer for the journal. I am a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
I have traveled the country extensively conducting seminars for health care professionals on topics including Health Care Law & Ethics, Biopsychiatry and Mental Health, Nursing Case Management, and other health care topics.
My past positions include practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room, on a Surgical Service and in Primary Care Practices. Administrative practices include Director of Nursing, Associate Administrator of Patient Care, Chief Operating Office and Administrator, all in Acute Care.
To my more current clinical and education/instruction practices I have added EFT (The Emotional Freedom Technique) as well as Thought Field Therapy (TFT). My mission is to bring EFT, TFT, Meridian Tapping and Energy Psychology, as well as Self-Hypnosis to as many as possible because of the enormous positive outcomes they provide in the health of body, mind, and spirit. My goal is to create and produce many education offerings in these modalities in order to reach and benefit as many people as possible.