Ms. Smith graduated from the University of Texas School of Nursing, Galveston, TX with a BSN, and received a Masters in Education from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. She is Board Certified in Nursing Informatics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a Fellow in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Ms. Smith had a distinguished 30-year career in the Naval Reserves, retiring as a Captain. Ms. Smith is the Managing Partner for Informatics Consulting and Continuing Education, and serves as the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for Care Systems, Inc. She is a long time member of the American Nurses Association, the Maryland Nurses Association, and District 5, MNA. Ms. Smith served as the District 5 webmaster for over 10 years, and on the Board of Directors in a variety of positions, serving as President of District 5 from 2007-2009.