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Medical Advisory Board

Our positive power is in our people, bringing together families, clinicians, researchers and the global community.

Hope for HIE’s Medical Advisory Board is a multidisciplinary group that provides insight, scientific direction, and expertise to the Foundation from leading academic and medical institutions around the world. The members of the Medical Advisory Board are recognized experts in treating patients, leading research on HIE, and developing best practices in treating HIE and supporting families in their respective disciplines.

The Medical Advisory Board Educational Series is a dynamic Q&A format, live-launched event series bringing together the HIE community and experts from the advisory board and beyond on a variety of topics.

Led by Amy Cutler, OTR/L, Hope for HIE’s Professional Outreach Chair, this board meets regularly and works on a variety of initiatives to provide insight on patient and family educational materials to ensure accurate information is published, identify collaborations for the foundation, and working with foundation leadership to move the mission of Hope for HIE forward.

Medical Advisory Board


Amy Cutler, OTR/L
Hope for HIE Board of Directors

Child Life Services

Katie Taylor, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
CEO, Child Life On Call


Lina Chalak, MD, MSCS
UT Southwestern
Mild HIE Research Interests
Mohamed El-Dib, MD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
President, Newborn Brain Society
Brian Kalish, MD
SickKids Toronto
Brian Kalish Research Lab
Ulrike Mietzsch, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital


Brooke Rakes, PhD, RN, RNC-NIC
Neuro ICN Advanced Clinician
Kathi Randall, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Synapse Care Solutions
Jayne Solomon, MSN, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, St. Joseph Women’s Hospital

Occupational Therapy

Amy Cutler, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
HIE Parent
Sue Ludwig, OTR/L
Neonatal Occupational Therapy
President, NANT
Tamara Smith, OTR
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
HIE Parent

Palliative Care

Jori Bogetz, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Neurology

Monica Arroyo, MD
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Bhooma Avaramuthan, MD, DPhil
Movement Disorders Specialist & Lab Scientist, Washington University, St. Louis
Danielle Barber, MD, PhD
Clinician & Lab Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
HIE Parent
Chris Carosella, MD
Sleep Medicine
Alexa Craig, MD, MsC, MS
Maine Medical Center
Hannah Glass, MD
Epileptologist, Neonatal Seizures
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Monica Lemmon, MD
Duke University
Patient & Family Communication
Adam Numis, MD
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Brittney Pryor Craig, MD
Sleep Medicine
Cook’s Children’s Hospital

Reneé Shellhaas, MD, MS
Epileptologist, Neonatal Seizures
University of Michigan, CS Mott Children’s Hospital
Janet Soul, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital


Seth Warschausky, PhD
University of Michigan Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Physiatry

Ed Hurvitz, MD
University of Michigan Medicine

Physical Therapy

Ashley Fielding, PT
Pediatric Physical Therapy
HIE Parent
Sara Morgan, DPT
Pediatric Physical Therapy
University of Michigan Medicine


Beth Robinson Swartz, MD
Community Practice & Consulting

Dentistry & Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon

Scott Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP
Private Practice – Oral Surgeon
Matt Mara, DMD, EdD
Associate Professor, General Dentistry
Boston University
HIE Parent

Social Work & Counseling

LaTrice L. Dowtin, PhD, LCPC, NCSP, RPT
Perinatal Mental Health Counselor
PlayfulLeigh Psyched, LLC
Evelyn Mascarenas, MSW
NICU Social Work

Speech & Language Pathology

Nancy Calamusa, MA, CCP-SLP, IBCLC
Feeding & Swallowing
New Jersey Pediatric Feeding Associates
Jennifer Kegyes, MA, CCC-SLP
Voice Specialist
Cleveland Clinic & Blaine Block Voice Institute
HIE Parent, Past Co-Chair
Tina Moreno, MA, CCC-SLP
School-Based & Consulting
Assistive & Augmentative Communication
Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP
Nova Southwestern University
Assistive & Augmentative Communication

Vision Specialists

Christine Roman-Lantzy, PhD
Cortical Visual Impairment
Pediatric VIEW Program at The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center
Deborah Zelinsky, OD, FNORA
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation
The Mind-Eye Institute
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