Donna graduated in 1973, as a Registered Nurse from the Kings Daughters Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at City Hospital and Kings Daughters Hospital between 1973 and 1980.

Donna joined the staff at Panhandle Home Health in December 1982 and worked as a field staff nurse for 16 years. In April 1998, Donna assumed the position of Clinical Manager for Information Technology and is responsible for management and education of the clinical documentation software and management/education of clinical data collection (OASIS) and submission to the state for clinical outcomes of care.