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Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN

Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics,
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Groh-Wargo has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. Dr. Groh-Wargo authored a chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities.” She participates in the BEGIN Project (Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition) sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to investigate human milk as a unique biological system. Dr. Groh-Wargo received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award in recognition of her professional contributions.

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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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Heaven Holdbrooks RN, MSN, PNP, CNS, RNC-NIC

Heaven Holdbrooks is a Clinical Nurse Specialist working in a level III NICU in Southern California and is board certified as a neonatal nurse. She obtained her BSN at the University of California, Irvine, and her MSN at the University of California, Los Angeles with a clinical focus on Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in the NICU for the past 10 years and is well versed in quality-improvement initiatives. She is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and their families.

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