WHY I SERVE​: CAROLINE BURNETT

"When I moved to Santa Fe in 2001, I knew I wanted to remain involved in health care. Since moving here, I have served Christus Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center in a number of capacities. As a nurse with a strong background in bioethics I joined the bioethics committee. I have served on the board of SVHSupport; as an adjunct faculty for the Northern NM Family Practice Residency Program and as consultant to the hospital on various projects. When invited to serve on the Foundation Board it seemed as a natural extension of the work I have done in my career and since moving to Santa Fe. As a member of the board I am able to bring my background and experience both professional and community-based to the mission of this Board."

Dr. Burnett obtained her nursing degree from St. Luke’s Hospital, NYC, a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Union College in Maryland, master’s degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America in DC, and a Doctor of Science at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Her time spent as a researcher in health care decision-making, ethics, and as a faculty member of graduate nursing and medical students continues to inform her work today