helping you achieve success

I offer a unique perspective, having worked professionally in healthcare and been both a patient and an advocate personally. As a cancer survivor and parent of a severely disabled child, I have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to navigate through life’s tough stuff. Staying positive, strong, and well informed on your situation are all key points in reaching your goals. Need help? Reach out and let me use my experience to get you on your road to success.

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Cancer | Special Needs | Disabilities

Emotional / Mental / Physical Crisis Management

how i can



Free resources are available on this site to get you started and help you in your fight against cancer or with other healthcare/life related challenges. For further information beyond the scope of these resources, schedule a private, one-on-one consultation. A portion of all fees is donated to charity. 

Services offered include:

  • Perform a comprehensive assessment of your particular healthcare situation so as to efficiently navigate the healthcare system for cost-effective solutions with the greatest chance of success.
  • Provide information which will empower clients to competently communicate with healthcare professionals and make informed choices among available treatment options.
  • Offer confidential advisement with respect to clients' cultural, religious, and/or personal levels of comfort.


Personal Consultation: $75.00/hr
Professional Consultation: varies

why choose


I have spent 25 years in healthcare in the areas of sales, training, operations, marketing, physician practice management, project management, customer service, and human resources. I hold a B.S. degree from Penn State University and a Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) degree and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from University of Pittsburgh…and Pittsburgh is where I call home. I have worked side by side with healthcare providers to improve revenue generation in their practices and collaborated on projects with major healthcare systems regarding cancer and disabilities program improvement. I also educate patients and healthcare professionals on early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer.

I counsel hundreds of patients on ways not only to successfully fight cancer but also tolerate the accompanying debilitating symptoms and side effects from treatment.  I have developed customized plans of action for clients dealing with individual healthcare challenges.

Volunteering & Memberships

  • I serve as a national spokesperson and/or volunteer for the following organizations:
    • Colorectal Cancer Alliance
    • The Colon Club
    • Colon Cancer Coalition
    • Fight Colorectal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation
    • American Cancer Society.
  • Served as a consumer advocate at peer review with scientists and clinicians as part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) under the Department of Defense (DOD).
  • Volunteer patient ambassador for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Integrative Oncology program.
  • Member of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC)
  • Member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA).


Disclaimer:  I do NOT provide medical advice.  No one can diagnose your condition from written or oral transmission, and communication via my website does not replace the relationship you have with a physician or another health care practitioner.  I always recommend assembling a team of trusted health care professionals to guide your medical decisions.