A graduate of The Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program she was awarded a Masters of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in 2002. Colleen joined the anesthesia team at United Gastroenterologist in 2009 after the completion of a 23 year career as a Naval Officer.
Her current hospital affiliations include Naval Medical Center San Diego and Paradise Valley Hospital. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and holds current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.
She has served as adjunct faculty for the Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program, Division Head Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Vice Chairman, Department of Anesthesia at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.