Debra is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner that joined the Advanced Pain Management team in 2019. She began her healthcare career after receiving a BS in Nutrition from Northern Arizona University and Clinical Herbalist certification from the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. After working for many years as a nutritionist and herbalist, she felt a calling to pursue a career in nursing. She returned to NAU and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Nursing. She spent the majority of her nursing career caring for the oncology patient population before returning to NAU to pursue an advanced degree. She graduated with honors in 2019 and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Debra has a passion for helping patients improve their quality of life by incorporating the best of conventional and holistic medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, music, yoga, and spending as much time as possible with her husband, dogs, and good friends and family.