Heather Field Ruggiero, RN, BSN
worked as a nurse, facilitating patient care in a clinical setting for a comprehensive medical clinic in New England.
Heather's professional interests are in Medical Ethics, and Cellular Biology and Pathology. In addition to these, she has volunteered with with the patient support group Mito New England since its inception in 2013. She currently coordinates and facilitates Facebook groups; first for MNE, and now for RNE.
Heather believes volunteering
has provided her with networking opportunities, and
has allowed her to meet members of the medical community from
around the world. She has learned a great deal from these encounters. She
has likewise learned a great deal about available resources in the medical
community, and how vital these resources are to obtaining accurate
diagnoses and treatment plans. Maintaining
Facebook groups allows her to share her knowledge, and Heather feels a sense of joy and fulfillment in watching the groups she works with grow.
In her life, Heather has experienced first-hand the effects of rare and complex medical conditions. She is currently on medical leave due to her own health issues, and is the mother of a child with complicated health issues. Heather resides in Maine, with her young daughter.