Callan originally hails from Alaska, but came to Vermont for graduate school at the University of Vermont (UVM) to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She surprised herself by giving up Alaska to stay in Vermont after graduating. She graduated with honors in Clinical Excellence from the State of Vermont Nursing Association. Her graduate work included working with the leadership at UVM, a pilot study of students, and a policy proposal to move to an entirely tobacco-free university, which will be instituted in 2015. Callan has been working at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England since graduation; she enjoys working for a non-profit that provides comprehensive care for (often uninsured) men and women, that is a national leader in reproductive care, and on cutting edge of contraceptive-technology. The work at PPNNE feels very meaningful and important, and she values the relationships she has with her patients and colleagues. Outside of work, Callan is on the executive board of the Vermont NP Association, a clinical faculty member at the University of Vermont, and part of the Continuing Education Committee with the Vermont NP Association. Callan keeps herself busy by riding her bike to work or around town, hiking, skiing, playing volleyball, running, and mountain biking. She also enjoys being in her backyard and is trying her hand at gardening, keeping bees, and raising chickens.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Family/Women’s Health/Reproductive Health Care
Dissertation: Unsure at this time.