Practice: Margaret is certified as an adult nurse practitioner. As such she works two half days a week in the Parkview Clinic, with the Saint Louis Housing Authority seeing elderly and disabled clients. She has previously worked as a nurse practitioner at the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive health Center and the Saint Patrick Center Health Clinic. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Margaret worked as a cardiovascular clinical specialist at Saint Louis University Hospital, University of Kentucky and in the ER, ICU
Professional and Scholarly Activities: Margaret has attended a variety of nursing educational events both nationally and internationally and helps plan the Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Conference and Workshops at Saint Louis University School of Nursing where she presents workshops on office procedures. She also has been employed as an expert and testified in numerous cases involving nursing issues.
Margaret is an active board member of the St Patrick Center where she has served as chair of the programs committee, a member of the advocacy committee and is currently the co-chair of the Community Resources group of the Board of Trustees. She has a strong commitment to helping the underserved in the community and is a champion for the homeless no more cause.
In 2012, Margaret was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon as the first nurse in the State of Missouri to the Missouri Health Net Oversight Committee. Margaret also received a commendation award for volunteerism from President Obama for service to the community. She is a recipient of the St Louis Magazine/ Excellence in Nursing Award in 2013 with a perfect score as well as the 2014 AANP State Excellence Award.
Memberships: She is a active member of several state and national nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau International (Officer), American Nurses Association, Missouri Nurses Association, Saint Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice (Advocacy Chair), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Chairing the Distance learning Special Interest Group (NONPF)