Diane is an ANCC board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who has worked in a variety of settings: psychiatric emergency room, child and adolescent inpatient mental health, outpatient psychiatric private practice, and treatment of chemical dependency in residential settings. She has worked as a nurse educator, teaching nursing students in clinical practicum focused on mental health as an adjunct faculty with Palm Beach State College since 1996 and at PBA since 2008. In 2005 Diane completed a certification course in biblical counseling entitled, “Caring for People God’s Way,” associated with the Light Learning Institute of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is working on a dissertation study entitled, “The relationship of risk factors and stress response in women following elective abortion.” She believes in the importance of a holistic approach to patient care with a focus on the mind, body and spirit, with an important component of wellness being the reconciliation or establishment of a relationship with God. She is a member of the National League for Nurses, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, and the National Association of Pro Life Nurses. She resides in Jupiter, Florida with her husband Don and their three children, David, Dana and Daniel, where they are very active in the music ministry at St. Peter Catholic Church.