Catherine Holub-Smith has achieved a very successful career in the healthcare field, first as a Registered Nurse and currently as an Advanced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has gained significant clinical experiences from a variety of organizations, including a public health department, private practice, home health and hospice care, acute care hospitals, various schools, and rural primary care and family practices. During her journey, she discovered her love and passion for caring for infants, children, and adolescents. Catherine continued to advance her career by completing her Master of Science degree in Nursing and Community Health and becoming certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. While working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has been able to help countless children and adolescents through early outreach and education, well and sick child clinics, school-based programs, and child and adolescent development and health education. Always seeking new knowledge and experience, Catherine completed her Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner degree in 2014. She continues to be recognized as a successful leader in the Nurse Practitioner field, having been awarded New Hampshire’s Nurse Practitioner of the Year in 2015 and the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s State Award for Excellence in 2016. HealthFirst is very fortunate to have Catherine as a member of our healthcare team, where she acts as an essential and significant leader, who constantly shares her knowledge and experiences with the whole healthcare team and patients alike.