Mary Jo grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University and Mount Carmel Medical Center for nursing. She received her Advanced Nursing degree from Cleveland Metropolitan Medical Center. Mary Jo has over 40 years of experience as a nurse -- over 30 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has served as Adjunct Faculty Member for Advanced Practice Nurses at the University of Cincinnati, the University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University and the Medical University of South Carolina. Mary Jo is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Committee and Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Mary Jo and her husband, Gene, moved to Mount Pleasant in 2005. She and Gene enjoy spending time with their three grown children and grandchildren, walking on the beach, boating, and attending Stella Maris Church.