Joan earned her Associate in Science degree in 1991 at Post University in Waterbury, CT. She earned her RN Diploma at St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1993. Joan is a registered nurse with 28 years of experience in women’s health. She has worked in an outpatient ambulatory setting caring for OB/GYN patients in the pre and postpartum period . She has worked in multiple diverse settings as a staff nurse, surgical assistant and an assistant office manager. She is the mother of one adult son who was born prematurely with multiple health issues at birth. She understands the need for a good night’s rest in order to care for your newborn. She is known for her compassionate care, her calm nature and her expertise in providing guidance and education. She looks forward to working with families that are starting this new chapter of their lives and helping them to enjoy the journey as they grow as a family. In her spare time, Joan enjoys gardening, walking, trail and marathon running, obstacle racing and visiting with family and friends.