Lucy has worked as a nurse and a Nurse Practitioner for the past 36 years and currently works at Xavier University and as a home care nurse practitioner. She became interested in VIP 9 years ago after listening to the passion Liz and Stephen have for Malawi. Lucy is Liz’s younger sister, a mother to 4 children, a wife, daughter and friend. She has worked in many areas and served many different populations. None of that prepared her, however, for the experiences she had when she first traveled to Malawi with her daughter, who is also a nurse, and a friend who later became a nurse. The brief time she spent there gave her a glimpse of the life that VIP has chosen to be part of. She has returned 11 times with her children and husband to work as a Nurse Practitioner in the clinics, lead medical trips and foster the health improvements of these remote villages. Every year she learns so much from the practitioners, nurses, VIP staff and villagers about life. She feels honored to bring teams over and work with the committed teams in both America and Malawi to help foster growth and health in the communities VIP serves.