Dot serves as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Care Associates of Effingham, SC. Dot previously worked at St. Anthony's from 1977 to 1995, serving as a Registered Nurse and Director of Quality Management from 1988 to 1991.
In 2004, Dot was awarded the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) Rural Health Practitioner of the Year Award, nominated by St. Anthony's. She serves as President of the Effingham County Health Department and is a member of the Alliance for a Healthier Effingham County. She serves on the Board of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses (ISAPN) and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA), and Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing.