Nurse Practitioners

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.

Laura Meeker, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

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

Nicole Miller, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: TBA

Research interest: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Max Pizzo, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Max Pizzo, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interest: TBA

Research interest: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Blythe Pollack, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Blythe Pollack, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interest: ER, Trauma, Burn

Research interest: Simulation, Sepsis, Hazmat

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA 

Alexis Punches, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Alexis Punches, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

​Clinical interest: TBA

Research interest: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Janella Reske, MS, RN, CPNP

Janella Reske, MS, RN, CPNP

Lead Nurse Practitioner

Clinical interest: Transplant, Vascular, Neuro/NS

Research interest: EPIC, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Delirium, Sedation

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Stephanie Robell, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Stephanie Robell, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interest: TBA

Research interest: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA

Stacey Sears, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Stacey Sears, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interest: Trauma, ECMO, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Sedation, SMA 

Research interest: Stroke, Shock, ECMO

Hospital/Unit Committees: Bereavement, bronchiolitis, C&W NP group and planning committee, Sepis