NIGH is a grass roots-to-global movement created to inspire today’s 20 million+ nurses to become advocates for the ideals of public health so clearly articulated by Florence Nightingale during her lifetime
Author, local contributing artist/writer who has shared bi-lingual poetry, storytelling artist talks, and paintings at community arts events in Massachusetts. Coordinator, editor and poet of the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Poetry Anthology Project, poetry juror and editor of Art on The Trails project, and co-director of the Creative Circles – Art for All!, a community art program.
Global citizen activist, nursing educator and scholar, author, multi-media specialist and world-wide traveler, serving — in all these roles — as a volunteer International Co-Director of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH)
Activist, founder of the 501c3 Tessa Foundation, rescuer of women trapped in human trafficking, food provider for the hungry, front-line defender of immigrant children, advocate for youth opportunity, writer, and yoga teacher, she makes change happen.