Advisory Council

Medrano Family

Photo Credit: Medrano Family

Hand to Hold has assembled an Advisory Council made up of health care professionals and parents of preemies who meet biannually. Each has pledged his or her ongoing support and continues to give professional opinions, advice, perspective and encouragement as Hand to Hold grows to serve more families. If you are interested in joining the Hand to Hold Advisory Council, please contact us.

  • Pat Allison, RN, Early Childhood Intervention, PRIDE
  • Anna C. Bell, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician/Founder of Children’s Medical Group
  • Marcia Berretta, LCSW, Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
  • David Breed, MD, Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group and Medical Director Round Rock Medical Center Intensive Care Unit
  • Angela Carlson, RN, BSN Nurse Manager of Neonatal and Lactation Services at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
  • Amy Covill, BSN, RNC, St. David’s Medical Center
  • Ashley Ellison, LCSW
  • Karen Fyffe, RN, BSN, MA, ECI PRIDE Program Nurse
  • Khris Ford, LPC, and Executive Director of My Healing Place and adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
  • Jennifer Glover, OTR, Red Wagon Therapy
  • Megan Helmbrecht, Non-profit Management Consultant
  • Kim Johnson, mother to Blake, born at 26 weeks
  • Stephanie Key, RN, MSN, CPNP, Austin Diagnostic Clinic
  • Derrick Lesnau, Director of Programs, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin & Central Texas
  • Angela McCoy, MedImmune Advocacy Development Manager, SW Region
  • Yvette McDonald, MS(N), RNC, Director of Neonatal Services and Postpartum, St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas, North Austin Medical Center
  • Amy Medrano, Director of NICU Outreach Services, St. David’s HealthCare
  • Jill Mutch, CCC, SLP, Red Wagon Therapy
  • Adrienne Nash, mother to Bodie born at 24 weeks, Luke and Quinn, born at 26 weeks
  • Dina O’ Brien, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist
  • Stephanie Peoples, mother to Miller, born at 26 weeks
  • Jackie Price, mother to Ava, Faith and Claire, born at 26 weeks
  • Rhonda Sageser, MS(N), RNC, Director of Neonatal Services and Postpartum, St. David’s
  • Anselmo Unite, MD, Pediatrician, Treehouse Pediatrics