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About Joan

Joan has been a Clinical Exercise Physiologist since 1982 and a Registered Nurse since 1995 with experience in various aspects of medicine. Her nursing practice, since 2000, has specialized in teen and women’s reproductive health.

Throughout her career, Joan has been an Educator serving in a variety of roles: college teaching, publishing articles regarding Fertility Awareness for nurse professionals; producing audio CD’s on “Understanding your Fertility: A Case for Charting” (available in both English and Spanish); teaching NFP and Fertility Awareness to hundreds of clients, mentoring NFP instructors-in-training and giving case study presentations to medical students. She has been a frequent workshop speaker, Internationally and locally, on topics related to Reproductive Health and Cardiology.

Joan is a Catholic convert (1987) and Lay Carmelite. She currently lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina with her husband. They have 3 grown children and several grandchildren.

Licensed States

Certified in all 50 states for Fertility Awareness Instruction

In-Network Carriers

Services deemed medically necessary by a physician at MyCatholicDoctor may be covered by your insurance. Network coverage is determined by your referring physician’s participation. All other services are eligible for our Self-Pay Discounted Rates.

Services Offered

  • Health history review, identification of goals and assistance choosing an NFP method, if needed.
  • Training in the client’s method of choice: Marquette, FEMM, SD, or 2-Day.
  • Blank charts and other handouts/educational material provided for future reference.
  • Consultations and coaching related to charting process and observations.
  • Chart reviews and analysis.


Joan works with clients in all stages of reproductive life: teens, adults, postpartum, peri-menopause, post discontinuation of hormonal birth control, PCOS and other medical conditions. She teaches women/couples to recognize signs of fertility to avoid or achieve pregnancy and to learn the value of cycle charting as it applies to overall health.
*Languages: English