Recipient of a NEF Scholarship, is a bilingual (English/French) dual citizen (United States/Canada) who discovered her passion for nursing while volunteering at a health clinic in Cameroon, West Africa, twenty-five years ago. Upon earning her RN diploma in Nova Scotia, she began working as a community/public health/outpost nurse on the Indian reserves of northern Ontario and Manitoba. After moving to Boston, she worked as a HIV/AIDS nurse case manager, nurse supervisor of an immunization program, and a clinical informatics specialist. During this time she received her BSN (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and her MSN from Walden University. She went onto doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in nursing informatics. One year into her studies she was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship from the UWM Graduate School. This opportunity allowed her to re-locate to Milwaukee to continue her studies and accept a position as a Nursing Informatics Research Scientist at Aurora Health Care in the Knowledge-Based Nursing Department.
NEF’s only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing.
NEF’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from nursing, education, technology, and business communities. Members donate their time and talent to the advancement of the nursing profession. NEF operates with exceptionally low overhead. NEF employs only one individual who serves in several capacities. NEF is a non-profit organization with 501(c) status; thus, your contributions are fully tax-deductible.