Rachael Hawkins-Tighe, DNP, FNP-C began her career as an Emergency Department nurse at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and decided to pursue her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Mercer University. After graduation, she continued her education and achieved a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in July 2020. She has always been drawn to behavioral health patients and has endeavored to provide them with compassionate care for their emotional, psychological and social well-being. Rachael was born and raised in Nashville, TN and has called Watkinsville, GA home for the last 13 years. Her family includes her husband and three wonderful young children, two dogs and a cat. During her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with family, participating in outdoor activities, sports and traveling.