Carla has been a Registered nurse for the past 32 years. She received her Associate and Bachelor degrees in Nursing from Colorado State University-Pueblo and her Master’s in Nursing from University of Northern Colorado. In 2007, she completed her Nurse Practitioner certificates in both Acute Care and Family Practice and is board certified in Acute Care. Carla is also a certified Rehabilitation Nurse and has been a speaker at National Conferences in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, and New Orleans. She has been a contributing author to the Core Curriculum for three editions. This curriculum is used internationally for Rehabilitation certification for nurses.
Carla is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colorado State University - Pueblo and the Lead Instructor for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program while also working as a Nurse Practitioner on campus in the Student Health Center caring for patients.
Carla serves as a Lay Pastoral Leader at St. Peter the Apostle in Pueblo, Colorado providing a sermon and a Lay led Episcopal service with reserve sacrament on a monthly basis. She volunteers at St. Peter’s leading the Beans & Rice Ministry, along with providing free flu vaccines, blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring. She is also involved as a volunteer with Los Pobres center for Migrant families, Pet Peace of Mind through Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Pueblo Animal Services and Animal shelter.
Carla has been involved with medical missions to Jamaica since 2013. She is committed to providing quality care, education, and spiritual support through our excellent volunteer team to all Jamaican people during the mission projects that are organized and offered through Jamaica Missions USA.