On the first day of class, one of my most influential college professors gave each one of us a framed card with a statement of Michelangelo’s, at 87 years of age: “ancora imparo”, which means “yet, I am learning”. This has become my educational and life mission statement and one that I want to impress upon my students. Each time I teach it, I learn something new and I strive to provide this same experience for the students, especially that relevant to their specific application. My philosophy and approach to teaching requires a balance of patience and deep commitment in guiding the students in discovering and accomplishing their goals. My primary objective is that each student gains the knowledge and skills to realize their full potential while navigating the journey that is just as important as the destination: lifelong learning and understanding.
Health care and teaching are my professional endeavors, but more than that, they are truly a lifestyle and personal ambition. With 30 years of experience as a health care professional and teacher, I have a diversity of enriching and edifying experiences. My professional training and education include a BS in Physical Education from Lewis & Clark College, Licensed Massage Therapist, ACE-CPT, Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States, MS in Human Anatomy and Physiology from New York Chiropractic College, and most recently, MS in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to my teaching responsibilities at Pacific College of Health and Science, I can also be found teaching classes in the anatomy cadaver laboratory at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, treating patients at Chiro-Sport Rehabilitation Center, taking a long run through Central Park and Riverside Drive or enjoying an evening at the opera. This is how I continually learn and find balanced healthy living.