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Nancy O’Brien-Abel, MN, RNC-OB

Nancy is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 35 years’ experience in caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. As an Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Nursing, and a former Teaching Associate, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington Medical School, she has actively focused on multidisciplinary education and collaboration. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on nursing care of women in labor and birth, fetal monitoring, and patient safety. She is an active member in the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), contributing to various position statements, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and authoring chapters in AWHONN’s Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice and in AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing. She is an Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing . Nancy received her Master's in Nursing from the Perinatal CNS Program, University of Washington, and is NCC certified. She is passionate about improving the quality of perinatal care for mothers and neonates through current evidence-based clinical practice.

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Terrie Lockridge, MSN, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW

Terri Lockridge is a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist with 35 years of professional practice devoted to supporting newborns at risk. She has experience in many different aspects of neonatal critical care, including ECMO, postoperative cardiac care, neuroprotection, transport, resuscitation, and stabilization. Terrie received her BSN from Saint Anselm College and her MSN from Boston College. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), the Academy of Neonatal Nurses (ANN), and past president of the Pacific NW Association of Neonatal Nurses (PNANN). Terrie has been a STABLE Program and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor since the inception of both curriculums. Terrie is an accomplished author, having contributed to peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Her special interests include neonatal skin care, pain management, and neuroprotection. Terrie currently works as a NICU nurse at a Seattle tertiary center with nearly 10,000 births yearly, and she brings a practical approach to her educational offerings that combines pragmatic clinical information with the latest in evidence-based practice.

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Bonnie F. Gahn MSN, MA, APRN

Bonnie recently retired from the position of manager of Nursing Education for the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Abbott Laboratories. However, she continues to work as an educational consultant with ANHI. She also maintains an adjunct professor position at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has over 35 years experience in clinical, clinical research, educational and administrative positions within nursing. Her passion is in the NICU and her presentations combine evidence-based research with practical application. She lectures across the country on neonatal clinical topics and professional development topics such as effective communication and intergenerational teams.


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