Founding Member 1991, Elected May 2014
My career in Sleep Medicine began in 1991. After graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Florence/Darlington Technical College, I earned my registry in Respiratory Therapy and started employment with McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. I was employed as an RRT but worked in the area of Neurodiagnostics. The hospital was starting up a two-bed Sleep Disorder Lab, so I was sent to Mobile Ala to achieve training in Polysomnography. In 1993, I took and passed my registry in Polysomnography becoming the 1003 person in the world to earn this credential. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration in 2001.
Today, I am still employed with McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC as the supervisor of our six-bed Sleep Disorders Lab. I also maintain a PRN employment status with two privately owned AASM Accredited Sleep Disorder Labs as an outsource scoring technologist.
In the fall of 1991, I had the honor of gathering with nine other Sleep Professionals to develop and form the Carolina Sleep Society. I am so very proud and honored to be not only a part of its original foundation, but to support its continued growth and success in where we are today and what we have achieved for our members.