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ELNEC Faculty

Vanessa Battista, RN, MS, CPNP, CCRC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) 
Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Nurse Specialist, 
Assistant Professor and 
Director for Palliative Care at the Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Connie Dahlin, APRN-BC, ACHPN®, FPCN, FAAN
Director of Professional Practice 
Palliative Care Consultant
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Boston, MA
  Laura Fennimore, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Professor of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh 
School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, PA
Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Director of Nursing Research &
Education and Professor; 
Principal Investigator of ELNEC
City of Hope 
Duarte, CA 

Amy Haskamp, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPON®
Pediatric Palliative Care 
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Hospital
Indianapolis, IN


Judith Paice, RN, PhD, FAAN
Director of the Cancer Pain Program,  
Research Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN®, ACHPN, FPCN
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) 
School of Nursing 
Cleveland, OH
Rebekah “Beka” Riemer, RN, CCRN
Inpatient Palliative Care Team,
Little Company of Mary
Torrance, CA 
  Diane Parker, MSN, RN, CHPN, CHPPN
Chief Nursing Officer
Gaffney, SC
Dorothy Wholihan, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN
Nurse Practitioner
JJ Peters Veteran’s Medical Center Bronx, NY
Cheryl Ann Thaxton, RN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN
Advanced Practice Nurse for Medical City Dallas
Medical City Children's Hospital
Dallas, TX