Education: North Shore Community College, Atlantic Union College
Previous experience: Ms. MacCarthy has worked in many diverse professional settings since becoming a registered nurse in 1981. These settings (in USA and Bermuda) have included Intensive and Cardiac Care as well as general medical surgical hospital units, visiting nurse, private duty home care, & utilization review before coming to PHA in 1998. Ms. MacCarthy has participated in several medical mission trips abroad, including one to the Dominican Republic with a team of nurses from Mass General Hospital and two seniors from PHA. These two students have since gone on to careers in medical fields, one has earned a BSN in nursing and the other is currently completing medical school.
Hobbies and interests: Ms. MacCarthy enjoys a myriad of activities in her time outside of work. Many of these involve spending time with her three adult children and her first grandchild. Ms. MacCarthy also enjoys reading, gardening, sewing, cooking, playing the bassoon, writing, traveling and trying things that are new to her.
Why did you choose to work at Prospect Hill Academy?: "After so many years in nursing, and as a mother, it seemed a perfect fit to work in school health services. Experiences in each of these areas seemed to be in service of preparing me to be armed with the knowledge and experience to do this complex and essential job with passion and effectiveness. It is the culmination of my life’s work, and I consider it a privilege to continue to learn and grow every day in my role at PHA."