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Meet Cheryl

I've been a registered nurse for almost 40 years.  I have worked in a variety of hospital and community health settings.  

I began my career in medical/surgical, ICU/CCU nursing.  In those roles, I worked in hospitals that cared the poorest clients in the community, giving me a sense of what it is like to try and access care in the US healthcare system.  From there, I transitioned to nursing roles in home health care, utilization review, provided case management for catastrophically clients and their families, and  worked in community health service provision. 

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After working for nearly 15 years in various clinical roles, I returned to school at the University of Washington School of Nursing, where I earned a Master's degree and a PhD in Nursing.  As a tenured college professor, I have taught courses in nursing, research, and community health, and have mentored students. I have conducted community focused qualitative research, have served on university and community health committees, and have worked as a consultant and expert in race/racism, mental health, women's health issues, and administration, management, and health policy issues. In addition to my role as a nurse practitioner, I am available for public speaking and consultation.