She obtained her BSN, MSN and Post-MSN from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Peck previously held the Will Dean Bivens Singleton Professorship of Pediatric Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Peck is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Nursing for the graduate nursing programs at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. She also holds active certifications as a Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Leader. Dr. Peck is also affiliated with the pediatric hospitalist group at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Peck is a Fellow in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and served a four year term on the national executive board. She is currently the Texas State Representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Peck is engaged in efforts to combat domestic human trafficking of minors and serves as the Lead Medical Consultant for UnBound Houston and the national chair for the Alliance for Care Coordination of Children in Human Trafficking.
Dr. Peck has received numerous awards including Outstanding Nurse of the year from the Houston Chronicle Salute to Top 100 Nurses, Gold Medalist: Excellence in Nursing Education Award from the Good Samaritan Foundation, the Innovation in Clinical Practice Award from the University of Alabama, and Faculty of the Year Award from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has authored several clinical manuscripts, serves on the editorial board for both nursing journals and consumer pediatric magazines, and frequently presents to national audiences on issues of pediatric health, health policy, technology in health care and prevention of human trafficking.
Dr. Peck is married to an engineer working in the aerospace industry, and they have four school-aged children. She enjoys traveling with her family, biking, reading, watching baseball, and volunteering in the children's ministry at her church.