WHO WE ARE

EMBRACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Founder

"Embrace uncertainty. 

Some of the most 

beautiful chapters in our lives 

won't have a title until much later"

-Bob Goff

Mary Cate is the founder and president of Embrace. She started her nurse practitioner journey with Gonzaga University in 2015.
 
Embrace has been her passion project for the last 6 months and is thrilled to support other nurse practitioner students in the community. She has big dreams for Embrace and she's grateful that you're a part of the journey.
 
Mary Cate graduated December 2020 and is working in women's health.
Mary Cate Leonard
DNP, FNP
Executive
Director

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make"

-Jane Goodall

Courtney Peterson
DNP, FNP
Courtney started her nurse practitioner journey in 2016 with Gonzaga University. She credits her family, friends, colleagues and mentors in helping her achieve her lifelong dream of becoming an NP. 
 
Courtney has played a critical role in the development of Embrace and is looking forward to partnering with other nurse practitioner students in the community.
 
Courtney graduated 2020 and is working in women's health.
Emily
Director of Business Strategy

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Emily Todd
BSN, RN
Emily has been a nurse for almost a decade, and has had the opportunity to work in many disciplines during that time. She is also the owner of Ruby Protective Apparel, and leads the medical team of her local search and rescue organization. She lives with her husband and three daughters in fabulous Las Vegas.
 
Emily is excited to work with Embrace and help further the mission of this wonderful non-profit!