Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Home Dialysis Trainer

Dialysis at Home, Inc. / Personal Dialysis, Inc.

Providing Home Hemodialysis training for clients in the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts area utilizing the NxStage System One hemodialysis machine.

May 1998 - Dec 2007

Home Therapy Coordinator

Home Therapy Coordinator


Androscoggin Kidney Center, Auburn, Maine

Kennebec Kidney Center, Augusta, Maine

Umbagog Kidney Center, Wilton, Maine

Managed up to 34 patients between three facilities

Provided Acute Peritoneal Dialysis for area hospitals

Implemented training course for hospital staff in 2005

Received over 150 contact hours in Nephrology Nursing

Home Therapy Nurse


Androscoggin Kidney Center, Auburn, Maine

Implemented Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Program at facility in 2002

Provided Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis training for new patients

Obtained Certification as a dialysis nurse through Nephrology Nursing Commission

Staff Nurse


Lewiston/Auburn Kidney Center, Lewiston, Maine

& Androscoggin Kidney Center, Auburn, Maine 

Patient Care Technician


Lewiston Auburn Kidney Center, Lewiston, Maine




I have worked in Nephrology since 1998.  My passion is promoting home dialysis therapies such as Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis.  I am currently training clients and their care partners to utilize the NxStage System One portable home hemodialysis machine.  I have enjoyed providing individuals with Pre ESRD classes, peritoneal dialysis training via FMC connectology systems and Baxter peritoneal dialysis connectology systems.  I have also trained clients and family members on the Fresenius 2008H and the K @ home hemodialysis systems.  I enjoy making a difference in the lives of kidney patients and their families. 

Professional Activities and Associations

American Nephrology Nurses Association                                Current

American Nephrology Nurses Association                                Chapter 131 Secretary:  December 2010

FMC Peritoneal Dialysis Products Advisory Board                   Invited in 2003:  2004-2007

2007 Presenter at the 27th Annual Dialysis Conference, Denver, CO

2006 Attendee at the 26th Annual Dialysis Conference, San Francisco, CA

2005 Presenter at the 25th Annual Dialysis Conference, Tampa, Florida

2004 Attendee at the 24th Annual Dialysis Conference, San Antonio, TX

AWARDS RECEIVED (FMC Androscoggin, Auburn, Maine) Home Program

    2007 & 2008    Platinum Center of Excellence for Peritoneal Dialysis

    2005 & 2006    Gold Center of Excellence for Peritoneal Dialysis

    2003 & 2004    Platinum Center of Excellence for Peritoneal Dialysis


Jun 2001 - Present

CDN, Certified Dialysis Nurse

The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
Jul 1999 - Present

Registered Professional Nurse License

Maine State Board of Nursing
Jun 2008 - Present

Registered Professional Nurse License

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Oct 2009 - Oct 2011

BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)

American Heart Association