Born to Jack H. and Jean L. (Ankrom) Y. in Parkersburg, WV.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University.
Works as a staff nurse at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, WV.
Becomes the head nurse of labor and delivery at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.
Works as a staff nurse at George Washington University Hospital.
Earns a Master of Science in nursing from Catholic University of America.
Works as an obstetrics-gynecology clinical nurse specialist at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut until 2011.
Is the co-recipient of the Wyeth Award.
Coordinates the efforts of staff that result in Hartford Hospital becoming designated as the first baby friendly hospital in state of Connecticut.
Receives the Professional Award from La Leche League of Connecticut.