Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E
Mary Coughlin is a global leader in neonatal nursing and has pioneered the concept of trauma-informed, age-appropriate care as a biologically relevant paradigm for hospitalized infants, families, and professionals. A seasoned staff nurse, charge nurse, neonatal nurse practitioner, administrator, educator, coach and mentor, Ms. Coughlin has over 35 years of nursing experience beginning with her 7 years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corp and culminating with her current role as president and founder of Caring Essentials Collaborative.
Tara DeWolfe, PT, DPT, CNT, CLC
Tara DeWolfe is a dynamic leader integrating trauma informed care into the field of physical therapy. Tara’s passion is providing a holistic approach to creating nurturing experiences for babies and their families and supporting her colleagues to align with their true purpose. Specializing in newborn developmental care, developmental follow up and early intervention, Tara has a comprehensive knowledge to support the continuum of development. Tara has completed the Caring Essentials’ Quantum Leap Program and she is a certified NIDCAP Professional.
Kristy Fuller, OTR/L, CNT, CLC
Kristy Fuller is a passionate leader in the area of occupational therapy, specializing in early eating experiences. As a certified neonatal therapist, she is passionate about sharing a preventative model to support feeding success. With over 30 years of experience, she has developed and adapted traditional feeding readiness and assessment scales to incorporate the best research and clinical evidence. Most of Kristy’s career has been in the NICU environment providing developmental care and consultation. She is a graduate of Caring Essentials’ Quantum Leap Program and is a certified NIDCAP Professional.