• Master of Science, Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, Vt., 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, Vt., 1997

I am a graduate of Springfield College with 27 years working within Human Services. The last 27 years have been most rewarding. As a licensed addictions professional I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele in counseling, case management, and the correctional system. At this point in my career, I am most interested in giving back what I have learned through these experiences. This has led me to Springfield College where I have had the privilege to teach since 2006.

Probation and Parole Officer
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor

Research Interests

  • Addictions
  • Gender specific treatment
  • Biology of addictions
  • Women in the criminal justice system

Courses Taught

  • Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Social and Political Issues in Addiction
  • Planning, Advocacy, and Administration in Addictions Services
  • Substance Use and Abuse

Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, 1994 - present Vermont # 103409
  •  Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, 1999 – present Vermont #103409

Community Service and Volunteer Work

  • Member of the SMART team. Supporting Mothers and Recovery Together, Current
  • Member of the Family Drug Treatment Court team. 2010 – 2015
  • Task Force member on Opiate Addicted Women 2012
  • Mentor for a St. Johnsbury Academy student in the development of the
    THINK program
  • Advisory board member, Aerie House, Transitional Housing for Women, 2005 - 2013

Selected Works


  • Motivational Interviewing - Change Talk
  • Families and Addictions
  • Ethics
  • Gender and Addictions
  • Substance Abuse 101
  • 12 Core Functions of Substance Abuse Counseling