Katie Nees

Katie Nees, MSHS, CCLS

Director, Board Member

Katie Nees, MSHS, CCLS

Katie has a Master’s degree in End-of-Life Care from George Washington University and has been a Certified Child Life Specialist since 2002. She has worked at various hospitals and has developed programs such as the “Difficult News Guidelines” for a radiology department and “Psychosocial Disaster Plan” for an emergency department. Both involve a multidisciplinary team approach to providing compassionate and effective care for families during high stress situations. She works in the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and is also Professional Consultant, Trainer, and Project Manager with Children’s Disaster Services.  Katie is the Co-Founder of CLDR and was the first director until hiring a full-time executive director in 2020.