Libby Tracey


Even as a visitor to the island, St. Paul’s has always been a welcoming and loving community to me.  So when I made a decision to fulfill a bucket list aspiration to live here for a year, my sister Randy Wight said,"Welcome to your new spiritual home, you will love getting plugged into us.” She was right about that. Prior to my island move, I was a member of St. Paul's church in Riverside, CT, a place where passion for service and dedication to healthy growth of the parish family were evident. Prior to that affiliation, my husband and I were members of the All Saints Episcopal Church of Brookline MA. He was a member of the Vestry there, and head of the search committee for a new rector. Joel Ives was their choice!

Libby was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., graduated from Washington University, and after her children were born, began a long period of nursing education, the focus of which was oncology. She received her Nurse Practitioner degree in Oncology from Yale University. Her doctoral dissertation researched nursing compassion. In 2014 Libby finished the academic requirements for a master's degree entitled "Theology in Healthcare" which she began at Boston College, and while she has many clinical hours for degree completion, there is a space on the bucket list!  She has 3 sons and a daughter named Randall, and seven grandchildren. Libby is the Clinical leader of the Oncology Program at Nantucket Cottage Hospital as well as the Case Manger for the MGH-ACK program called Integrated Care Management. She begins her third year on the island next summer. She is honored to become a new member of the St. Paul’s Vestry, and welcomes the opportunity to serve.

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