Jessica Pearl is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She started her career working as a registered nurse in the Adult ICU before transitioning into community health where she worked with rural and underserved populations. It was during this time that she witnessed how the lack of access to mental health care profoundly impacted her patients’ lives. This inspired her to go back to school and get her Doctor of Nursing Practice so she could help improve access to health care. Her work experience has instilled in her a commitment to providing mental health care as well as to improving the quality of life of her patients.
There is no health without mental health. -David Satcher