Katherine Bell, MD

Bringham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Nutrition & Neurodevelopmental Care

Mary Coughlin MS, NNP, RNC-E

Caregiving Essentials
Boston, MA
Neonatal Theories

Ann Davis BS RRT-NPS

Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, OH
The Respiratory System

Rachel Harris, OTD, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital
Dallas, TX
Neonatal Touch & Skin

*Aune Hjartarson Nunn, OT Reg. (Ont.), CNT, NTMTC

McMaster Children’s Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario
Brain & Sensory Development

Elizabeth Jeansen, PT, DPT, CNT, NTMTC

Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, SD
Neonatal Pain & Stress

Angela Lindbloom, MSN, RNC-NIC, NTMNC, RN

Kaiser Permanente
West Los Angeles, California
Sleep & the Developing Brain

Ginny McGill, PT, DPT, CNT, NTMTC

Providence Alaska Medical Center
Anchorage, AK
Positioning & Handling

Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Minneapolis, MN
The Lymphatic System

Kiera Sorrells, BSFCS

Founder & President Preemie Parent Alliance
Louisville, KY
Communicating with Parents

*Erin Springer, MOTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Anatomy: Bones & Muscles

Michelle Ulrich, OTR?L, CNT, NTMTC

Norton Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY
Living a Great Story

*Shannon Usher, MSOT, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO
Massage Literature Review

*Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Creative Therapy Consultants
Tipp City, OH
Infant-Driven Caregiving
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Kara Ann Waitzman

Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC has been a neonatal therapist for over 30 years and serves as a developmental specialist in a large level III NICU, while consulting and mentoring staff in numerous other nurseries. Kara Ann is Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) Trained, is certified in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP), Infant Massage, and obtained the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).

She has served on AWHONN’s Continuum of Care and Power of Touch Advisory Boards as well as the National Association of Neonatal Therapists’ Professional Collaborative. She currently serves on the NANT’s Conference Planning Committee and the March of Dimes Program Services board.

Kara Ann is President of Creative Therapy Consultants, Founder of the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification, and Co-Owner of Infant-Driven Feeding, LLC. She has been a internationally sought after speaker, educator, and consultant for 2 decades. Kara Ann has published articles on positioning and feeding and written a chapter on Neuromotor Development and Massage. She has also received several professional awards including the Ohio Occupational Therapy Pediatric Model Practice Award, the March of Dimes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award, the MVH Excellence in Service Award and most recently the Inaugural Pioneer Award from the NANT.