Daphne was born and raised in Lucan, Ontario Canada. After receiving her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Western Ontario, she worked in various pediatric hospital settings. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a specialty in Pediatrics as a Nurse Practitioner. Before joining Physicians to Children, she worked for the Lewis Gale Clinic and the Roanoke Adolescent Health Partnership.
Daphne and husband moved to Roanoke in 2000. They enjoy the outdoors on top of Bent Mountain with their two active sons. In addition to her outdoor interests, Daphne is also a stained glass artist.