I have been at SPCC since 2008 when I started as a Nutritionist in the WIC clinics. I was promoted to a Program Supervisor in 2017 and ran the Newark WIC office until I took over the role of WIC Director in 2019. I am most passionate about this work because we are making a positive impact on the families in our community.

The road to SPCC and the WIC program first started with my love of food. I attended Paul Smith’s College for Culinary Arts and worked in restaurants as a chef for many years in North Carolina and Lake Placid. Wanting to expand my knowledge and passion for food, I moved to Rochester and attended RIT for a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Sciences. I started at WIC soon after graduation.

As a Leadership member, I feel my role is to positively motivate staff to reach our common goals. WIC clinics can be high stress and demanding work for the staff. I know because I have worked in them, but the reward is working with young families on the best nutrition options for them.

What I really love about this agency is our dedication to healthy families is not just for the families we serve but to the staff’s families also.

My greatest passions are cooking, gardening, reading, so when I am not at work you can find me outside in my garden, camping, or walking my dog.