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Meet Our Infant Care Night Nurses
Caring, compassionate, and competent describe Cathy’s personality. A native of Atlanta, Cathy is an RN who graduated from nursing school at Georgia Perimeter College in 1980. She did additional studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Cathy worked in LeveI III NICU and has over 10 years experience working with newborns in a hospital setting. Cathy has been married 30 years and has 6 biological children. She successfully breastfed all of her children. Cathy loves going overseas once a year to work in children’s camps and assist with medical clinics.
She has served on short-term trips to Spain, Morocco, Honduras, Ukraine, and Belarus. Cathy served for 6 years with North American Mission Board in Atlanta working with immigrants and refugees. She worked one on one with pregnant and new mothers, taught English as a second language, and ran an afterschool program for children. Cathy is actively involved in her church and sings in the worship choir. She loves cooking, reading, music, and traveling. Cathy has a true passion for people and for helping others.
Erika, a native to GA and member of the Atlanta community for the past 5 years, is a compassionate caregiver who goes the extra mile to ensure extraordinary newborn care. She graduated from Auburn University as a Certified Child Life Specialist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2010. In her time at Auburn University, Erika worked at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital as a Child Life Specialist summer intern. Erika grew up babysitting all of the neighborhood children starting at age 10. She has had five years of extensive nanny experience to children of all ages. Erika’s level of child care is unlike any other; she is extremely tentative to the infant's needs and ensures that each parent’s wishes are fulfilled. In her free time, Erika enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cooking.
Brittany is a fun, energetic and caring person who loves caring for newborns and infants. She has a degree from the University of Georgia in Child and Family Development and attended Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University where she graduated with honors. She currently lives in Decatur and is continuing her education in the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Emory. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, running, reading and watching football
Page is a native of Atlanta. She graduated with a BSN in Nursing from GA Baptist College of Nursing in 1996. She has over 9 years experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse. Page loves caring for babies and educating new parents. She currently resides in Sugar Hill with her husband and son. In addition to being a baby night nurse in Atlanta with us, Page is a home schooling mom who enjoys reading, ministry work, and spending time with family and friends.
Amy is a hardworking, compassionate nurse who is dedicated to pediatric, and especially infant, care. She graduated from Nursing school in 2012, and worked as a mother-baby/postpartum RN after graduation. She has since returned to school to further her education and is obtaining her PhD in Nursing and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification. She loves working with infants, and has experience helping new families during their newborn transition period. She has 4 nieces and nephews, aged 1-5, that she visits frequently. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and visiting local coffee shops. Amy is also pet friendly and loves animals.
Lynn Dolan graduated from GA Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University in 2008. She began her nursing career in a Metro Atlanta Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is now a baby nurse caregiver with Rest Assured Infant Nursing in Atlanta. She resides in Smyrna and enjoys traveling with friends, going to the movies and is a huge Florida Gator fan!
Wendy has 15 years of nursing experience, and has worked in the mother baby unit for 6 years helping to care for newborns, postpartum mothers, and helped with any breastfeeding problems or concerns. She has been married to her husband James for 18 years and they live in Suwanee. She has four children: Ashley 18, Lauryn 15, Matthew 10, and Luke 4. She also has personal experience with preemies as her son Matthew was born at 28 weeks at 2 pounds, and spent a month in the NICU. Matthew came home on an apnea monitor, and had other health issues from being born early. Her daughter Lauryn was born at 32 weeks and spent a week in the NICU. On her down time she loves to cook, read, and run the Mothers of Preschoolers group in Suwanee.
Emily is an RN from Maine who is studying Family Nurse-Midwifery at Emory University. In December 2011 Emily graduated from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in Bridgeport, CT where she specialized in maternal-child health during during her final semester. It was while volunteering in Uganda in 2008 that Emily decided she wanted to become a midwife and she spent 3 months in the Spring of 2012 volunteering and learning about maternal-child health issues in Sudan and Uganda. She loves exploring new places, being outdoors, and lobstering with her dad and grandpa.
Marissa Parker is a dedicated nurse of 12 years. She graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked at a prominent Atlanta hospital for the past 13 years caring for newborns and their families. She is experienced with giving newborn advice, assisting with lactation, and she loves working with babies. Marissa grew up in the Atlanta area and currently resides OTP with her husband and two precious boys.
Alicia is originally from NJ, and moved to Atlanta to study at Emory University. She began her career as an English as a Second Language teacher, and then became a nurse where she worked in a level-III NICU and discovered her love for taking care of babies and watching them grow and bond with their parents. She is studying to become a Family Nurse Midwife and enjoys supporting families to achieve healthy outcomes in ways that are reflective of their unique preferences and belief systems. Alicia has been improving her Spanish over the past several years and enjoys traveling to practice and visit with friends in Ecuador. She also likes to run and dream about adopting a dog when she graduates.
Andrea grew up in Nashville. She currently lives in Brentwood with her husband and two dogs. She has always been passionate about caring for women and their families. Prior to nursing school she served women and families during childbirth as a Doula. When she started on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s labor and delivery and maternal special care unit, she knew she had found her specialty. She loves caring for women and their families before, during and after birth. Her specialties include post-partum and infant care, and breast or bottle feeding assistance. Andrea is passionate about family centered care, and believes that the mother-baby dyad are the center of the family unit. She is starting Frontier Nursing University's masters program to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. She is happy to help families get much needed rest and support as part of the Rest Assured team!
Payal is empathetic, caring, and hardworking. She graduated from Emory University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). She currently works at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and has been a Pediatric Nurse for 5 years. She is CPR and Pediatric Advance Life Support certified. She loves working with children but babies have always had a special place in her heart and is known to be very attentive and detailed in her care. She resides in Smyrna with her husband, loves to cook, enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Melanie Fleury graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2000 and has worked with children of all ages since that time. She has experience with newborns as a newborn hearing screener and then a patient care tech on a Mother/Baby unit at a local hospital. In May of 2016 she will graduate with a BSN from Georgia Gwinnett College and begin her nursing career on a Mother/Baby unit. Melanie has four children of her own ages 15 to 6. She hope to return to school in the near future to earn a dual degree Master’s in Nursing Education/Master of Public Health specializing in Maternal Child Health. She enjoys reading, dancing, anything on the lake and being a soccer/swim/dance/gymnastics mom and chauffeur extraordinaire.
Bethany Ware received her nursing degree from Kennesaw State University in 2015 and is currently studying at Emory University to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Bethany loves children--she started babysitting when she was ten years old and after graduating from high school, was a nanny for four years. She left her nanny position to be a stay at home mom and pursue her degree. Married for ten years, Bethany and her husband Mike have three children, Josiah, Naomi and Eden. Bethany’s areas of expertise include postpartum health, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
Morgan is outgoing, diligent, and compassionate. She has a passion for newborns and has been babysitting since the age of 11 and realized at that point that babies were her calling. When not providing in-home infant care with us, she works for a large Atlanta Metropolitan Hospital in the nursery with newborns on a regular basis. Morgan loves her job and sees that being her career for a lifetime. She’s honest, reliable and hardworking. Morgan enjoys reading, walking in the park and her dogs!
Brittany Kirkpatrick graduated with her BSN from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. She began her nursing career in an Atlanta level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and now works with us as an in-home infant care nurse in Atlanta. She loves educating new mothers about how to care for their baby and enjoys watching the tiny babies she cares for in the NICU grow and go home with the parents. She currently resides in Alpharetta and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping.
Sonia Marbury has been actively involved in the medical field for over 20 years. The past 18 years her specialty has been Pediatric Medicine. Her focus in pediatrics has been mainly preventive and acute illness care. Throughout her career she has served as a Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Staff Trainer, Triage Nurse, and Nurse Supervisor. In past 5 years her primary responsibility was Newborn Nurse Visits. Her duties included but were not limited to, newborn’s assessments, jaundice assessment, feeding and weight management, lactation education, and general newborn care education.
Her qualifications and educational background includes obtaining a licensed as a Register Nurse in 2010, an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Georgia Perimeter College and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition, she is CPR Certified. Sonia Marbury personal philosophy of nursing is one that embraces compassion, a genuine concern for others, dependability, and a dedication to service. She has the skill set that promotes problem solving, encouraging healthy lifestyles, preventing illness and restoring wellness.
Coming from a large family, Nadine was trained to change diapers at an early age. The oldest of four children and having 49 first cousins, Nadine has been babysitting since the age of 11. She was regularly sent to stay with aunts to be a mother’s helper when they first arrived home from the hospital with their newborns. She continued to babysit for friends and family and helped to run the infant nursery at her church throughout high school. Originally from upstate New York, Nadine is a Georgia transplant for graduate school. She graduated from Emory University’s undergraduate nursing program and is currently working on her master’s degree in Midwifery. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Saint Michael’s College and served as an EMT for 3 years while living in Burlington, Vermont. Prior to nursing school, she worked in Alzheimer’s care, organizing activities, social events and outings, as well as, assisting patients with their activities of daily living. Nadine was lead to nursing and midwifery after volunteering at a hospital in rural Gabon, West Africa, for a summer where she had the opportunity to assist in the birthing unit and help to deliver a baby. She has a passion for helping mothers throughout their pregnancies and post-partum, with a particular interest in breastfeeding support. Working towards a lactation consultant certification, she attends local Le Leche League meetings and has taken classes in human lactation and breastfeeding management while in school. She has been volunteering with the Friends of Refugee’s Embrace Program, offering doula care, transportation to prenatal appointments, and labor support to refugee mothers. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going to the dog park with her pup, finding new ice cream shops, and exploring northern Georgia’s many waterfalls.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Claire knew she had a passion for children at an early age. She started babysitting for neighborhood kids at age 10, and soon after became a camp counselor. While in high school, she participated in a mentorship program through the local school district giving her the opportunity to be positive role model to elementary children. Claire earned her Biology degree from the University of Georgia and moved to Augusta after graduation to research pediatric cancer at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
Within a year, Claire realized she needed more hands on contact with patients and decided to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Claire decided to move home and earned her BSN at Emory University. Her favorite clinical rotations were in pediatrics, in particular the NICU, where she gained experience with feeding newborns, helping new mothers with lactation, performing circumcision care, and establishing a routine with the baby. Claire is currently working on her MSN at Emory to become a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care. In her spare time, Claire enjoys cooking, reading a good book, or walking her dog in Piedmont Park.
Julie was born and raised in Oklahoma. She moved to the Chattanooga, TN area to finish her undergraduate degree and pursued a master’s degree. She graduated with a MA in professional counseling, with specialized training in trauma recovery, in 2007. With this in mind, she moved to Atlanta in 2013 to pursue her nursing degree at Emory University. I graduated with her BSN in 2014 and started the MSN program to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
From the age of 9 she has worked in a variety of childcare jobs including being a nanny to a family with newborns and worked as a daycare worker in the infant/toddler room. In addition to completing clinical rotations at CHOA and the NICU, she has experience providing newborn care to her nieces, nephews, and friends’ children. In her spare time she loves to be outdoors, read, and explore Atlanta and the surrounding area.
Patti is very happy to be a part of the Rest Assured Team! She has
always had a passion for OB/GYN Nursing. She graduated from Mercy
School of Nursing in 1994 and has been involved in Perinatal Nursing
for 23 years. She worked as the Charge Nurse on Night shift at
Presbyterian Hospital for the 17 bed LDR unit, as well as the High
Risk OB unit when needed. Patti enjoyed rotating to the Newborn
Nursery and Postpartum units as well.
She also enjoyed her 4 years in OB/GYN Doctor's offices, and currently
works in Pediatric Home Health.
Patti is 43, lives in Charlotte and has a 16 year old daughter. She
loves spending time with her daughter, her dog Pebbles, and cheering
for the Carolina Panthers. Keep Pounding!
Anna got her BA in molecular bioscience from the Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. While in school she worked as a nanny for multiple families, as well as volunteering in the NICU at a Kansas City hospital. Anna has over ten years of experience working with newborns, infants, and toddlers. She is currently attending Vanderbilt University School of Nursing to work toward her Masters to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. When not working or in school, Anna enjoys cooking, reading, going to different restaurants and coffee shops, and running.
Alice is originally from St. Louis, MO. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Alice worked in sales for 5 years before going back to school to pursue her nursing degree. She graduated from Mercer University in May 2014 with a BSN and has been working as an RN at a local Atlanta pediatric hospital on a transplant stepdown unit ever since. While in nursing school, Alice also worked as a patient care technician feeding and changing babies! She currently lives in Midtown and loves to run the beltline, try new restaurants and spoil her 5 nieces and 3 nephews!
Karen is a Georgia transplant from New York and a positive, attentive and reliable RN. At a young age, Karen realized that she has a high affinity for children, and them for her. Volunteering in the NICU of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia steered her towards pursuing a career in nursing. Since then, she has earned degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and Athens Technical College in Athens, GA. Her nursing practicum was completed in a local Level III NICU. She has also previously served as an assistant teacher in a daycare. Karen loves to read, travel and spend time with her niece, nephew and 2 goddaughters whenever possible.
She worked as an RN in Birmingham, AL where she worked Labor & Delivery and Mother Baby. She moved to Newport Beach, California where she worked as a travel nurse in Labor and Delivery and Newborn Nursery. Sandi and her family have called Nashville home since 2011. She has a 6 year old daughter, Elise, that was born in Nashville. She took a little time off to enjoy her bundle of joy before returning to work. She then began working High Risk OB in Nashville. She will begin pursuing her Master's Degree in Nursing this summer.
Sandi is excited to continue doing what she is passionate about-helping mothers and their new babies.
Madeline completed her undergraduate education right here in Nashville at Lipscomb University, and is now in graduate school to get her Master’s in Nursing at Vanderbilt. She has had clinical experience with newborns and infants in the hospital setting at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and Centennial Hospital’s OB and Newborn Nursery. She also loves spending time with little ones outside of the hospital, nannying several kiddos here in the Nashville area. She loves being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and traveling!
Natalie is a labor and delivery nurse at a local Atlanta area hospital. She received her BSN from Valdosta State University. She has always wanted to work with new moms and babies since nursing school when where she participated in her first delivery. She loves working with moms and dads during this very exciting time as they welcome their newest member to the family. She currently lives in Buckhead and enjoys to travel, read, and shop.
Cassie knew she wanted to work with infants at 13 years old after witnessing the miracle of birth. She graduated cum laude from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in 2004 with her BSN degree and received the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Parent-Child Nursing Award. She began her nursing career in a level III labor and delivery unit near Atlanta. She worked in labor and delivery for 6 years before becoming the nurse manager of a pregnancy clinic. She loves serving on medical mission trips and has traveled to Africa, Honduras, and Mexico. She currently works in pediatric nursing as a school nurse. She enjoys not only educating, but empowering families. She is also a proud mother of two children.
Amanda Giles, a native of Atlanta, GA, has worked in a Level III NICU for 10 years as an assistant to the nurse. Over the course of her clinical experience (both gained in working in the NICU and the Mother/Baby unit), she enjoys assisting nurses and parents with basic infant care; such as feedings, bathing, diaper changes, and discerning their newborn’s basic needs. She also finds great hope and life building relationships with people where ever and how ever they may be in life: whether the orphaned children and widowed Mothers in India, the struggling youth in underserved communities of the inner city, or the frightened immigrant seeking healthcare inside the walls of a clinic.
And so it is for all of this that she hopes to complete her psychology and nursing degrees in the near future. In her spare time, she loves dancing to Latin beats, eating at her favorite Latin or Indian restaurants, playing with her nieces and nephews, catching up with friends near and far, relaxing with close friends and family, soaking in the sun at the beach, and sitting in the quiet with a good book and journal.
Blaire is a caring, compassionate, and professional nurse who has the unique experience of having worked in both a high risk Cardiac unit and Maternity units in Columbia, SC and currently Charlotte, NC. Blaire enjoys supporting mothers through the labor process and assisting with the care of their newborn post-delivery. While in these settings Blaire has become adept at providing care for newborns, assisting with lactation and educating parents on infant care. Blaire is a B.S.N RN who graduated with honors from Clemson University and she is currently Baby Friendly Breastfeeding certified. Blaire is a newlywed of two years and resides with her husband in the Charlotte suburbs. Blaire loves to work with children of all ages and has several years of experience teaching swim lessons for ages ranging from infants to adults. Blaire's favorite place is Disney World, she enjoys traveling, reading, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
Natalie is a native of London, England and has resided in Nashville, TN for the past 18 years. She has a passion for mothers and newborns. She is fun, loving, caring and compassionate. She obtained her B.S. degree in Biology with teacher certification from Tennessee State University in 2003. She earned her nursing degree from Excelsior College. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and newborns. She has been a night nanny for newborn twins and triplets. She also has personal experience with NICU as her daughter spent her early days there. Natalie’s future goal is to become a Midwife and she looks forward to starting school and Vanderbilt School of Nursing in the near future.
She has been married 11 years and is the mother of 4 children. She enjoys reading, sewing, and traveling. She finds great joy in watching her children participate in travel baseball and competitive gymnastics.
Since becoming a Registered Nurse in 2007, Jennifer has spent her career working with newborns and infants in the critical care setting, most recently at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. She is passionate about caring for children, educating new parents, and loves helping families transition home from the hospital with their babies. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and holds several advanced certifications, including Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. Originally from New York, Jennifer moved to Nashville, TN in 2015 with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys a good book, DIY projects, road trips, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jacqui has always had a heart for babies and started babysitting at a young age. She decided she wanted to be a baby nurse and started her journey towards it as a certified nursing assistant, then a corpsman in the U.S. Navy working in emergency medicine and labor and delivery. She now has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Graduating from Florida International University in Miami fall 2017 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree and completed her senior practicum in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her and her family have recently relocated to the Atlanta area. She enjoys going on missionary trips to Haiti and doing Crossfit workouts. Jacqui has successfully breast fed 2 daughters of her own and looks forward to taking care of many more sweet bundles of joy.
Kelly graduated from nursing school in 1994 and since then has been working in adult critical care, emergency room, labor and delivery, neonatal ICU and pediatric ICU areas. Kelly has more than 10 years of experience caring for newborns and working in Labor and Delivery. In addition, Kelly obtained her Paramedic license in 1999, while working at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Tx. That helped her further her nursing career by branching out and allowing her, with additional training and education, to become a helicopter flight nurse paramedic. Kelly worked as a flight nurse at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC transporting critically ill newborns, pediatric and adult patients. Kelly and her husband Rich now live in the Nashville area. Currently, Kelly is looking to slow down a bit and spend more time at home with her husband, taking care of her many animals, gardening and travelling when time allows. Kelly feels that working for Rest Assured is the perfect opportunity for her due to her nursing background and love for caring for new parents and their newborns.
Wendy is a Seattle native who moved to Atlanta, GA for nursing school at Emory University. She is currently studying to become a nurse practitioner and will graduate in 2018. She loves taking care of children and helped care for her two younger siblings. She is CPR/BLS certified. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring the great outdoors!
A New York City native, Jenna graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and relocated to Atlanta where she earned her BSN at Emory University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing at Emory with dual specialties: family nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife. Jenna enjoys engaging with children of all ages. She has over 10 years of childcare experience, and worked in various roles including high school health educator, private tutor, and preschool teacher’s aide. Jenna enjoys daily yoga practice, experimenting with new recipes, learning new languages, and exploring Georgia with her dog, Kenley. Jenna looks forward to becoming a partner in care with you and your family!
Lottie attended University of Georgia and graduated from Medical College of Georgia, with her BSN, in 1985. She began her career as a neonatal nurse at Piedmont Hospital's NICU. She also occupied positions on Admission/Transition Team, and as Newborn Nursery Anchor RN and remained employed at Piedmont Hospital until 2014. Lottie has had 3 sons and successfully breastfed each of them. Her oldest graduated Georgia Tech, her middle is a junior at GSU and her youngest is a sophomore at Mount Pisgah Christian School. Lottie obtained her IBCLC in 2005 and now practices in that role performing both inpatient and outpatient consults. She also facilitates breastfeeding support groups. In her spare time, Lottie enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and traveling.
"From a young age, Alyssa knew she would find her passion helping others, specifically infants and children! As the oldest of five, she learned quickly how to care for little ones. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Emmanuel College before attending Emory University for her BSN! She is still enrolled at Emory, but now in the graduate program to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has experience caring for newborns in the NICU and in the Mother/Baby settings. She enjoys helping new families and babies stay healthy and happy. Alyssa loves the outdoors, hiking, playing/watching sports, and all things coffee and Kate Spade!"
Emily is from Louisville, Kentucky and has been in Atlanta for the past 5 years. A registered nurse, she is currently studying to be a family nurse practitioner and nurse midwife at Emory University’s School of Nursing. Emily loves children and has provided childcare to families for the last 10 years. Emily is passionate about breastfeeding and has experience providing breastfeeding support and education to new moms. She hopes to become an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) by the end of 2018. In her free time, Emily is an advisor for her sorority and loves to go hiking, do hot yoga, and spend time exploring new places in Atlanta. Emily also has a degree in art history for Emory University!
Originally from Illinois, Kaitlin began working with children and infants at a young age and has always loved caring for little ones. She was drawn to pediatric nursing after volunteering as a medical assistant in Ghana, West Africa and believes that health and happiness begin early in life. After studying psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Kaitlin moved to Atlanta to receive her BSN from Emory University. She has continued studying at Emory to become a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Kaitlin is dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about newborn care. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys cooking, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and family.
Aimee is originally from the California Bay Area. After receiving her first degree from UC Berkeley, Aimee moved to South Dakota where she had a career as an elementary school teacher. After several years in the classroom Aimee realized her true passion was healthcare and she moved to Atlanta to study nursing at Emory University. Aimee is now a registered nurse and continues to study at Emory in pursuit of a degree in midwifery. In her free time you can find Aimee knitting, running on the beltline and practicing yoga.
Lauren has lived in Wisconsin most of her life until she recently moved to the Atlanta area to attend Emory University's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program. She graduated with a bachelor's in Biology and Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse before she realized how passionate she was for nursing and working with children. She then moved on to receive her master's in Nursing from Marquette University. In the last two years, Lauren has worked in a level III NICU within the inner city of Milwaukee before getting accepted into Emory's PNP Program. She has experience with provide care for sick and healthy newborns, as well as working with Moms and Dads to promote bonding experiences through breastfeeding and kangaroo care. Lauren's hobbies include reading fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, etc.), all types of exercise, and social events with friends and family. Her biggest interests are traveling and hiking.
Shannon Snyder, originally from Des Moines, Iowa, is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Emory University. She earned her first degree in Biology at Central College (Iowa), and discovered the reward and fulfillment of caring for children while volunteering in a daycare for underserved kids during a study abroad semester in London. After graduation, she spent time working for a state public health department, and later moved to Atlanta to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Emory. She considers herself a lifelong learner, and also loves to teach others! Shannon likes to spend her free time reading, biking, traveling, and watercolor painting.
Stacey is a local and grew up in a small town west of Nashville. She is a part of Rest Assured Nursing Services in Nashville and Charlotte. Stacey is a graduate of the 2012 Lipscomb University Nursing Program in Nashville TN. She has worked for 5 years in a level III Neonatal ICU and as a nanny, for families in the area, during her time in nursing school. She is CPR, NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) and S.T.A.B.L.E. certified. Stacey is caring, fun and enjoys an active lifestyle. She enjoys taking hikes at Edwin Warner Park, traveling, and playing with her new chocolate lab puppy named George.
Samira has called Nashville home for almost 20 years and graduated with a nursing degree from Belmont University in 2010 (and a music business degree in 2004!). Having a true passion for babies, she has worked in NICUs her entire career, in both Tennessee and California. Samira is patient, calm, and considers caring for babies and their families both an honor and a privilege. Developing trusted relationships with families through excellent, personal care and education is always her goal. If she's not taking care of babies, you'll find Samira playing records from her 1000+ collection, hiking with her other half, Jonathan, or planning their next adventure!