I am a born and raised Rhode Islander. My undergraduate degree is from Bryant University and my Master’s in Social Work degree is from Rhode Island College. I have had a long diverse career in healthcare, never shying away from learning something new or different and always having an open mind.
Quality and affordable healthcare has been a passion for me both personally and professionally. My journey in healthcare started over 30 years ago when I began working at Brown University in their Human Resources Department as a Benefit Specialist. Healthcare at that time was affordable to consumers and employers. American’s were not going bankrupt, as they are today because of unpaid medical bills.
In 2000 I obtained my graduate degree in Clinical Social Work. I became a Social Worker after both of my parents became terminally ill. After my father died, I received an $18,000 bill because his insurance would not pay for his care. I fought the insurance company and got them to pay the bill.
Over the past 30 plus years, I have worked in hospitals and the health insurance industry in both clinical and administrative roles where I have learned how complicated and expensive healthcare can be to consumers. In 2017 after 15 years of working in the health insurance industry, I made the decision to become a Healthcare Advocate and Consultant. In addition to my work as a Consultant, I also write a monthly article on healthcare for The Smithfield Times.
Separate and apart from my work as a Consultant, I also work as a Clinical Social Worker. I believe in the core principle of good social work practice, which is “always meet a client where they are at”. Working together with a client, their support systems, schools, and their health care providers to help them live a happy, healthy life is always the main focus of the treatment process.
Currently accepting United Health Care and Blue Cross. Other insurances pending. To schedule an appointment please call the office or fill out the form below. I look forward to meeting with you.