Boyd has been a practicing pediatrician in the town of Elkins, W.Va., for 29 years. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from West Virginia Wesleyan College and an M.D. from West Virginia University and did her residency training at WVU Hospital. She is currently the president of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Boyd has been a member of the AAP since she started practicing medicine and has been active mostly as the breastfeeding coordinator for her state, but became a chapter officer for her state six years ago. She attends national meetings for the AAP and advocate for children in the local area and state. Boyd is on the Clinical Advisory Committee to the Healthy Lifestyle Coalition for the state of West Virginia (appointed by the governor to study and implement policy to prevent obesity). She is on the Board of Directors for the Perinatal Partnership for West Virginia (studying ways to improve the health of mothers and babies and also to implement policy). Boyd is in the West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance (studies ways to promote breastfeeding to implement policy and improve education). She is a charter member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the Health Officer for her county, assists the psychiatrist at a local youth center, and is the medical director of a local nursing home. She is also on the clinical faculty at WVU School of Medicine. Boyd has gone on medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic with a group of schoolteachers representing Marshall University and to Costa Rica with medical students from WVU School of Medicine.
Besides her professional work, Boyd is on the board of a bicycle trail group, has been on her church vestry multiple times, sings in a choir that travels to Europe every 2-4 years, is a member of Read Aloud in her county, member of AAUW, and a member of Elkins Women's Club. Boyd was named Pediatrician of the Year for West Virginia in 2002. She received a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2003 for her efforts to promote breastfeeding in her state. She is married and has two grown children. Boyd enjoys skiing, doing triathlons, traveling, and reading.