“Heather is thankful to have a career that enables her to continually learn and grow while helping others. Her core goals remain to ensure that her patients receive empathy, evidence-based care, and information that will empower them to make decisions.”

Board Certification(s)

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Graduate School

Duke University
Family Nursing Practitioner
Durham, NC

University of Virginia
Master of Nursing (MSN)/Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Charlottesville, VA

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts
Charlottesville, VA

Professional Associations

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2018
American Holistic Nurses Association (Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate Board Certified/HNB-BC), 2015
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse/CMSRN), 2012
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader/CNL), 2011

Publications

2009 Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Facts, Figures and Trends (publication with the
Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research)

Academic Appointments

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing, NURS 202: Technologies of Nursing Practice, Adjunct Faculty, 2015

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing, NURS 261: Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, Adjunct Faculty, 201

Personal Interests

Cooking and baking, DIY home improvement projects, reading.

Biography

Heather graduated from Duke University as a Family Nurse Practitioner after working for almost 8 years at VCU Health System as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Coordinator, where she learned how to advocate for and empower her patients to take charge of their own health.

Prior to that, Heather graduated from the University of Virginia and worked in healthcare consulting in Washington, DC. Heather was drawn to the spirit and compassion she saw in nurses and aims to use that energy with her patients.

Heather is honored to walk alongside her patients through the many facets of their lives; promoting holistic health and positive decision-making for patients and their families.

When she’s not working, you can find her exploring new restaurants in Richmond, the South of the James Farmer’s Market, or visiting the mountains of Charlottesville (go Hoos!) with her husband, two daughters, and a golden retriever “Biscuit.”