Amanda, leads the nursing team at Northampton. She began her career with Virginia Health Services 13 years ago as an Assistant Director of Nursing and moved into the Infection Preventionist role. Before starting her career with VHS, Amanda worked at Memorial Medical Center of East Texas on the Medical/Surgical floor. She is grateful for the experience because it made her the nurse she is today. Amanda also was a CNA for 10 years before attending nursing school at Thomas Nelson Community College, graduating in 2005. In her spare time she enjoys running, biking, walking various trails in the area and weight lifting. She also enjoys spending time with her husband of more than 20 years and their two daughters. Amanda has had the pleasure of working with the elderly most of her nursing career. She takes great pride in knowing that she had a part in their rehabilitation and, at times, became their extended family. She believes nursing is at its best when the approach is holistic, knowing your residents and really listening to what they have to say. Including them in all aspects of their care makes for a more successful experience.