Laura L. Van Auker
Laura brings over 30 years of experience in community health as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Nurse. Her passion for rural community health at both the local and global levels has lead her to many mission experiences from Mexico, to Kenya and Peru. Her medical background includes over 25 years as a Nurse Practitioner with Sutter Medical Group in Family Practice as well as a dozen years as a Credentialed School Nurse working with at risk and medically fragile adolescents in Northern California. Past work in Public Health includes certification as an STD Clinician Specialist. She is excited to have been recently accepted into the Doctorate in Nursing Program at Oregon Health and Science University with a focus in Rural and Global Healthcare, researching areas of healthcare access and disparity for at-risk populations.