Stefanie was born and raised in the Chattanooga area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. She has been a nurse for over 25 years. 

She has nursing experience in Emergency Medicine, Adult Intensive Care, Cardiology, Lipid Management, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2010, where she was and still is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Chapter of the International Honor Society of Nursing. She later earned her Post Graduate Certification from Southern Adventist University in 2017.

She is double board certified as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Stefanie’s career as a Nurse Practitioner has given her experience in the areas of Neonatal Medicine, Family Medicine, Dermatology, and Internal Medicine. She also spent time working on a Covid Management team in 2020.

Stefanie is board certified by the National Certification Corporation and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Neonatal Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association, and the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers Association.