Paula received her Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University in 2012 as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner as well as her Post-Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2022. She is dual certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to pursuing her advanced nursing degree, Paula worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 3 years and a Registered Nurse for 18 years caring for a wide range of patients in critical care, inpatient hospital, and emergency care settings.
As a Nurse Practitioner, Paula has prior hematology and oncology experience both in the clinic and hospital setting at Ironwood Cancer Center where she previously worked with Dr. Sujith Kalmadi. Over the past 5 years, she has worked in a hospitalist role in the East Valley while pursuing additional education. She is excited to return to Ironwood to care for patients that are inpatient to provide comprehensive, quality, and holistic care in conjunction with several of the Ironwood Hematologist/Oncologist.
Paula was born and raised in Sweet Water, Alabama where her family currently resides. Paula has made Arizona her home for 20 years. When not working, Paula enjoys spending time reading, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her yellow lab, Sadie. During the fall, you can find her cheering for her favorite college team, ROLL TIDE!
“I can do all things through him who gives me strength, Philippians 4:13.”