MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CHES, CH is a graduate of the William Jewell College Baccalaureate nursing program and the University of Kansas family nurse practitioner program. Roosa is a native of Kansas City, MO’s Midtown. She has over 45 years of healthcare experience that includes her past experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Roosa believes that a synergistic relationship exists between personal, social and environmental elements. She integrates various healing and educational perspectives into a community-based approach to health promotion, disease prevention and, when necessary, its management. Roosa presents these concepts to local, regional, national and international community and professional groups as clinical practitioner, educator, cultural diversity consultant and mediator.

Since 2018, as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Roosa focuses on community health education as a means to engender collaborative community engagement and empowerment. She focuses on holistic stress management that is so relevant at this time of rapid social and health status changes. In 2020, she joins the Teaming Up for Asthma Control staff (TUAC), a part of the Asthma Ready Communities educational and supportive initiative for KCMO school nurses that care for students and their families affected by asthma.