As a young girl, Denise always wanted to be a teacher. At the age of 14, she was hospitalized for her asthma. This was when she met Respiratory Therapists and that was a turning point for her. She felt so much better after that admission, that she decided she wanted to become a Respiratory Therapist to help other people breathe easier. After graduating from Northeastern University’s Respiratory Therapy program in Boston, MA, she began her career in acute care at a community hospital then onto a Boston teaching hospital. She also spent a year in home care helping patients remain in their homes.
After earning a BS degree in Health Education at Curry College in Milton, MA, she found her niche teaching patients, their families, and colleagues on respiratory conditions. For more than two decades, she has worked combining her passions for teaching and respiratory therapy. She is a Certified Asthma Educator as well as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and is excited to bring her experience and help others with Health Care Originals.