Nurse & Advanced Practice Committee

The Nurse & Advanced Practice Committee is charged with educating the IBD nursing community on the latest developments in IBD diagnosis and treatment, which will in turn improve patient care. Among other duties, this committee creates and reviews all information for IBD nurses and advanced practitioners including Foundation website content and content for live professional programs. Committee members help to open the doors of communication and collaboration between the physician and nurse communities in order to enhance research and education programs.


Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C
Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD, PC 

Michele Rubin, APN, CNS
University of Chicago Medicine

Sharon Dudley-Brown, BS, MS, PhD
John Hopkins University

Donna Bacchus RN, PhD
University of Texas at Arlington

Nana Bernasko DNP
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Maureen Egan MSN, PNP-BC
Nemours duPont Pediatrics

Elena Fisher MS, FNP-C,RN
Veterans Administration Medical Center

Whitney Gray MSN,CRNP
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Teri Jackson MSN, ARNP
Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition Arnold Palmer Hospital

Maureen Kelly DNP,RN,CPNP
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Danielle Koceski, RN
John Hopkins Gastroenterology

Jenna Kopp, RN
Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates

Jennifer Labas RN, MSN, FNP-BC
The University of Chicago Medicine IBD Center

Kristin Madden, MSN, APRN-PNP
Children's Hospital and Medical Center; Omaha, Nebraska

Machelle McDowell RN, FNP
Christus Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology

Abigail Meyers PA-C
Mayo Clinic

Laryl Riley MSN, RNP
Northeast Medical Group Yale New Haven Hospital