It’s time to send a strong advocate to Lansing
a concerned citizen who will make a difference
As an oncologist and community volunteer, I see the struggles every day. People who can’t afford healthcare, who are losing their jobs, can’t find housing, living from day to day.
I’m a wife and mother; I’m running because I want future generations to have a good quality of life and a secure future. That’s the American Dream and that’s my vision as well. I’ll break the vicious cycle of high housing costs, too-few winter jobs and unaffordable and unavailable healthcare. The only people who get to tell me what to do are the residents of District 37. I will be your advocate, so tell me your concerns.
- Born, raised and educated in Michigan: University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Moved to Leelanau County (Northport) permanently in 2016, having bought our house for that purpose in 2007.
- Oncology physician.
- Accomplished, compassionate, innovative, passionate about the area.
- Active in Leelanau County, with a focus on better health, education, jobs and the environment.
- Chair of the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department Board of Health.
- Vice President of the Northport Public School Board.
- Serves on the Early Childhood initiative and the multi-county Behavioral Health Initiative.
- Volunteered to give COVID vaccines and perform contact tracing.
- Member of the League of Women Voters and Rotary.
- Have been on faculty at both University of Maryland and Michigan State University; also worked at the National Cancer Institute developing new therapies and molecular tests for cancer patients.
- Part of a group working to bring access to mental health care to northern Michigan.
My to-do list for Lansing:
- Affordable housing
- Accessible healthcare
- Year-round, good-paying jobs
- Better infrastructure, including transportation and broadband
- Protecting our environment
- Business-friendly communities
- Improved education and job training