Conference Planning Committee* and Faculty

*Planning Committee Member

Steven A. Abrams, M.D.*
Professor of Pediatrics
Director Dell Pediatric Research Institute
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Phyllis Allen, MS, RD, LD*
State Director of Public Health Nutrition
Bureau of Community Health & Chronic Disease Prevention
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Columbia, South Carolina

Diane M. Anderson, Ph.D., RD, LD*
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology,
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Melinda Colleen Brand Ph.D., RN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Texas Children's Hospital
Instructor, Pediatric Newborn Section
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Sandra Brown, MS, RD*
Formula Team Coordinator
Infant Feeding Branch
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Austin, Texas

Gerardo Cabrera-Meza, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, International Neonatology Program,
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Amy Carter, MS, RD, LD
Neonatal Dietitian
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Claudia A. Conkin, MS, RD, LD
Director Food and Nutrition Services
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Nidia B. Delgado, MS, RD, LD
Neonatal Dietitian
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Tanis R. Fenton, Ph.D., RD
Professor of Pediatrics and Ethics
Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Arnold J. Rudolph Newborn ICU
Ben Taub General Hospital
Houston, Texas

Joseph A. Garcia-Prats, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Ethics
Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Arnold J. Rudolph Newborn ICU
Ben Taub Hospital
Houston, Texas

K. Suresh Gautham, M.D., DM, MS, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Section Head and Service Chief of Neonatology
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Ganga Gokulakrishnan, M.D., MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology,
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Laura A. Gollins, MBA, RD, LD, CNSC
Neonatal Dietitian
NICU Intestinal Rehabilitation Research Coordinator
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Charleta Guillory, M.D., MPH, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Public Health Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy and Congressional Fellow
Houston, Texas

Amy Hair, M.D.*
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director of Neonatal Nutrition
Program Director of NICU Intestinal Rehab
Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Lisa Havins, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, PNP-BC*
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Texas Children’s Hospital Kangaroo Crew
Intensive Care Transport Team
Houston, Texas

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D., RN, IBCLC
Director, Women’s Support Services
Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Jae Kim M.D., Ph.D.*
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Nutrition Director, SPIN Program
University of California San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego
San Diego, California

Barbara Levy, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC*
Parent of NICU Graduate
Pavilion for Women NICU,
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Laura A. Lucas, MS, RD, CSP, LD
Senior Clinical Dietitian
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Tina Maddox, PhD, RD, LD*
Associate Professor, Dietetic Internship Director
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Health Professions
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Little Rock, Arkansas

Lynda Marquardt, MSW, ACSW*
Social Work Consultant
HRSA/MCHB/DSCH
Dallas, Texas

L. Adriana Massieu, RD, CNSC, LD
Senior Neonatal Clinical Dietitian
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Meredith Morrissette, MPH*
Project Officer
Division of MCH Workforce Development, MCHB
Rockville, Maryland

Ravi M. Patel, M.D., MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia

Geoffrey A. Preidis, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Muralidhar Premkumar, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Dantin Jeramy Roddy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Critical Care
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Emily Rodman, PharmD, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Neonatology/Women’s Services
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Richard J. Schanler M.D.*
Director, Neonatal Services
Cohen Children's Medical Center
Northwell Health,
Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
New Hyde Park, NY

Binoy Shivanna M.D., DM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Michael E. Speer, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Ethics
Section of Neonatology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Jamie Stang, Ph.D., MPH, RD*
Associate Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kristina N. Tucker, RN, IBCLC
Manager, Lactation and Milk Bank Services
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Robyn Wong, MPH, RD, CSP*
Clinical Nutrition Specialist – NICU and Pediatrics
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

*Planning Committee Member