Katie Nees

Katie Nees, MSHS, CCLS

Board President

Katie Nees, MSHS, CCLS

Katie has a Master’s degree in End-of-Life Care from George Washington University and has worked professionally as a Certified Child Life Specialist in healthcare since 2002. She has developed sustainable team approaches to providing compassionate and effective care for children and families during high stress medical emergency situations.

Katie is the Co-Founder of CLDR and was the first executive director for the organization for several years while working in the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. After hiring Jean Cooper as CLDR’s first full-time executive director in 2020, Katie transitioned to CLDR board president and thoroughly enjoys the role of vision casting and board leadership alongside her healthcare career.