Greta was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She attended the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware for her BSN and awarded a MSN as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. She is currently in her second year of doctoral coursework at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Twenty-years of service in the Army Nurse Corps afforded her the opportunity to develop a full range of skills in both the clinical and administrative environments. As the Head Nurse of the Intensive Care Unit at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg North Carolina, Greta worked at the forefront of military medicine, delivering intensive care nursing to injured soldiers and their families. As part of the White House Medical Unit from 1995-1997, Greta coordinated medical contingency planning as well as routine, acute, and emergency care for President Clinton, Vice President Gore and their families as part of a multidisciplinary medical team. She has practiced in austere environments both within the continental United States and overseas and has extensive experience in medical evacuation, triage, and nuclear, biological and chemical medical treatment. Before her retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel, Greta was the Deputy Commander for Nursing and Clinical Services at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic, Fort Myer Virginia.
Greta is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Advanced Course, Combined Arms & Services Staff School, Advanced Nurse Leadership Course and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She holds several awards and recognitions from her military service to include the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Presidential Service Badge, and the Order of Military Merit.
She has delivered several presentations both at the local, regional and national level and has published articles on both staffing and visiting hours. Her doctoral work will focus on the clinical bedside research of nursing care practices that influence the prevention, detection and control of infection. Upon completion of her doctoral program, she would like to start a career in the academic environment where she can impact the nursing profession at its foundation.
She is a member of the Army Nurse Corps Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau. She is very active in the community service of her local American Legion Post #46 and the Girl Scouts of America. She is married and has one daughter.