The Mott PICU Nurse Practitioner Program was begun in 2006. Our very own longstanding PICU bedside nurse, Janella Reske, was the founding member. The program has grown its ranks to nine, recruiting nursing expertise from diverse acute care settings. The nurse practitioners are integrated team members, practicing shoulder-to-shoulder with physician counterparts. In addition to providing vital direct patient care to all types of PICU patients, they are also an outstanding educational resource for rotating residents and beginning fellows, and provide valuable continuity with their 7-days-a-week, 365 days-a-year presence on the unit. Nurse practitioners in the Mott PICU are also actively engaged in patient safety and quality improvement activities.

Courtney Cherniak, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical Interests:TBA

Research Interests:TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees:TBA

Laura Meeker, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Bronchiolitis, ARDS, ECMO and CRRT

Research interest: Delirium, long-term effects of opiates and benzodiazapines on pediatric brain development, development of nurse-driven sedation algorithms 

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Nicole Miller, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: TBA

Research interest: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Max Pizzo, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

​Clinical interests: Hematology/Oncology

Research interests: Parental acute stress due to invasive procedures performed at bedside in the pediatric intensive care unit

Hospital/Unit Committees:NP Clinical Ladder Development

Blythe Pollack, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Emergency medicine, trauma and burn management, ECMO management with early mobility, early mobility and critical illness, neurocritical care

Research interest: Simulation, early mobility in critical illness and with ECMO

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA 

Christine Renke, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: TBA

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Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Janella Reske, MS, RN, CPNP

Lead Nurse Practitioner

Clinical interests: Transplant, Vascular, Neuro/NS, Prospect (PARDS), sepsis and electronic medical record

Research interests: EPIC, temperature management, delirium, sedation, Prospect (PARDS)

Hospital/Unit Committees: iPower, IPSO Committee, Sedation Committee, Central APRN Committee

Stephanie Robell, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Neurocritical care, difficult airway, airway splints, SIM

Research interests: Simulation, APRN orientation, Sepsis, ARDS

Hospital/Unit Committees: Difficult airway taskforce

Stacey Sears, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

​Clinical interests: Trauma, ECMO, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Sedation, SMA 

Research interests: Stroke, Shock, ECMO, Prospect, QI

Hospital/Unit Committees: Bereavement Committee, Bronchiolitis Committee, C&W NP Group and Planning Committee, Sepsis, C&W M&M

Kimberly Siebert, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: TBA

Research interests: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

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