I am a registered nurse with 41 years of experience in Level 1 Trauma Emergency Department; international nursing services in Cambodia and Somalia; HIV research; and public health. I have spent the last 26 years working as a public health nurse for children in group care settings, including Head Start, Early Head Start, ECEAP and child care centers.  I came to GLPCC when my youngest son began attending as a one year old. I loved how Pammy made eye contact with every child who entered the room and worked to make them know that they were loved, appreciated and belonged.  I joined the board to share my child care expertise as the program works on continuous quality improvement.