Barbara is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner as well as a Doctor of Education, and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Barbara received her Doctoral degree from the University of San Francisco, Master’s degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from University of California, San Francisco, and Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Sonoma State University. She has over thirty years of clinical experience in Emergency, Critical Care and Family Practice, is former Director of Advanced Practice Programs as well as Instructor, at the University of San Francisco, and a Lecturer for Sonoma State University, Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
She enjoys working in a community setting where patient centered care comes first and believes that being a health care provider is a privilege which evolves working together as a team to meet the challenges of diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, empowering patients to understand and manage their health problems, make lifestyle changes and engage in preventive health care.
She has a rich health care background and is well equipped as a clinician, educator, writer, researcher, and consultant. She serves as board member for the Marin Nurse Practitioner Association and the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, North Bay. Her recent publications pertain to the future of health care, evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning.
On a personal note, she is an avid environmentalist and health enthusiast who enjoys nature, writing poetry, photography, organic gardening, hiking, cycling, and yoga. She and her husband, Rob, resided in West Marin for nearly forty years and have one son and five grandchildren of varying ages.