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Clinical Nurse Specialist and Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher, whose path has evolved from trying to be a perfect human to being perfectly human.
Maureen authored and/or edited the Acute Care content of the American Nephrology Nurses Association’s Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing 5th Edition. She has completed 7 years as a volunteer for the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission, serving in several roles including President, leading the effort to establish credentialing mechanisms to promote patient safety and to improve the quality of care provided to nephrology patient.
She works full time as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California where she teams with patients and families facing Kidney Failure to plan health care and build self-care.
Maureen discovered Yoga and Mindfulness in 2009, completed her yoga teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara in 2014, and Mindful Self Compassion teacher training with UCSD in 2016. She is grateful for these practices in her daily life and shares them with her patients and her health professional colleagues reminding them that they are also patients on a different day. She teaches in UC Davis’s employee wellness program, Living Fit Forever, as a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher.
These days you can also find Maureen, teaching yoga at her local gym or preparing Whole Food Plant Based meals inviting friends and family over to test her newest recipe. Empowering people (patients, colleagues, and friends) to “Live their Best Life” is a passion for Maureen.