- Behavioral Health
- Community Health
- Dental Care
- Medical Care
- Providers and Leadership
Vicki strives to establish a trusting provider-patient relationship by listening with an empathetic and open mind. She addresses the spoken and unspoken language with tribal members and tries to manage the medical concerns affecting their psychiatric needs by constantly coordinating care with the member’s therapist as well as the PCP. Her goal is always to assist with medication management to bring the tribal member’s level of functioning to tolerable levels to work on therapy issues.
Psychiatric-MH Nurse Practitioner
Trauma related medication management
Treatment of complex medically ill patients (along with the member’s PCP) who deal with the need for depressive, anxiety and trauma related issues
Manage most members with any need for psychiatric medication management as referred by the PCPs or therapist
Graduated from Washington Hospital School of Nursing in 1973 with a nursing diploma
The University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown Campus in 1993 with BSN
The University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA with a Master’s in Psych-Mental Health Nursing in 1994
Vicki has previous experiences as an RN in maternity, pediatrics, trauma nursing, psychiatric inpatient voluntary as well as involuntary psychiatric in patient units and psych home care. Prior to working at Tulalip, she had community Mental Health experience working as an advanced practice nurse with children and adults. From that experience she managed and practiced at her own private practice for seven years. She has four years of inpatient experience at Snohomish County Evaluation and Treatment Facility treating only involuntarily committed patients. She joined the Behavioral Health Department at Tulalip in 2009.