Staff nurse McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina, 1985-1988. Neuro rehabilitation nurse manager HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center, 1988. Director nursing HealthSouth Rehab Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1988-1989.
Program director orthopedic, rehabilitation Bruce Hospital System, Florence, 1989-1991. Administrator, member advisory board Inpatient Rehabilitation Services of Carolinas Hospital Services, 1992-1995. Executive director Transitional Health Services of Cary, North Carolina, 1995-1996.
Corporation subordinate manager Centennial Healthcare (formerly WelCare International), Atlanta, 1995-1999. Long Term Care administrator Britthaven, Inc., Smithfield, North Carolina, 1999—2001. Critical care staff nurse cardiovascular recovery unit McLeods Regional Hospital, 2001—2003.
Adjunct professor Limestone College, Gaffney, South Carolina, 1993. Member South Carolina Tuberculosis Task Force, 1994, Tuberculosis standards in long term care subcommittee, 1994, education with state Tuberculosis plan subcommittee, 1994. Accreditator Joint Commission Healthcare Organization, 1998-2001, professional and technical advisory committee.
Member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses (secretary, board directors 1994), American Nurses Association (past president local chapter 1991-1993, certified nursing administrator advanced), South Carolina Hospital Association (long term care council 1994), South Carolina Health Care Association, South Carolina Association Rehabilitation Faculties (board directors 1992-1995, secretary), Pee Dee Nurses Association, Association Rehabilitation Nurses, South Carolina Nurses Association, North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association (peer review team, standards & ethics committee 2000-2001), American College Certified Nursing Home Administrators (representative long term care since 1996, certified).