Awards, Publications & Presentations

Service

  • Member, Beryl Institute Global Patient and Family Advisory Board, 2019 – present
  • Project coordinator, Beryl Institute Patient Experience Policy Forum, 2018 – present
  • President, Patient and Family Partnership Council, Rainbow Babies & Children’s,  2018 – 2020
  • Editorial Board member, Pediatrics®, the official flagship journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 2018-present
  • Board Member, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s, 2017 – present
  • Member, Performance Improvement Committee, Rainbow Babies & Children’s, Cleveland, OH, 2016 – present
  • Parent Mentor, Euclid Schools, 2017 – 2018
  • Editor, Rainbow and Me Patient and Family Partnership Council newsletter, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, 2015 – present
  • Founder and president, Madovocator Educational and Healthcare Advocacy Training, 2015 – present
  • Member, Family Advisory Council Core Group, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, 2018
  • Member, Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Group, Euclid City Schools, 2016 – 2018
  • Euclid City Schools Family Leadership Representative,  State Support Team Region 3, 2016 – 2018
  • Vice-president, Patient and Family Partnership Council, Rainbow Babies & Children’s, 2016 – 2017
  • Board member, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Toledo, OH, 2015
  • Member and parent mentor, Family Advisory Council, ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, 2013 – 2015
  • Committee member, Quality Steering Committee, ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, 2013 – 2015
  • Council member, Pediatric ICU Practice Council, ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital,  2013 – 2015

Awards and Honors

  • Volunteer for All Seasons Award, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, Winter 2018.
  • Honorable mention, Patients’ View Impact Award, Patients’ View Institute and The Leapfrog Group, 2016. Jointly awarded to Rainbow Babies & Children’s and ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital.

Relevant Articles and Publications

  • Montgomery, Charisse. The Caregiving Journey: From isolation to building bridges.” Complex Child magazine, April 2019.
  • #PEDSInstaTakeover, American Academy of Pediatrics, March 2019. Instagram.com/aap_pediatrics
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Collaborating and Planning for Respiratory Season.” Complex Child magazine, November 2018.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Parent or Advocate? Wearing Both Hats for the Best Outcomes.” Moms of Amazing Kids. Web. 2017.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. Hospital Safety for Kids. Spartan Training and Security Solutions. Euclid, Ohio. 2017.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. Power Wheelchair Safety for Kids. Spartan Training and Security Solutions. Euclid, Ohio. 2017.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. Central Line Safety for Kids. Spartan Training and Security Solutions. Euclid, Ohio. 2017.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “A Shared Vision: Partnering with Therapists.” Complex Child Magazine. Web. July 2016.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Life after a trach: Not so simple.” Complex Child Magazine. Web. May 2016.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Riding the Waves of a Genetic Muscle Condition.” Complex Child Magazine. Web. Sept. 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Killing the Unicorn: There Is No Perfection in Parenting.” ProMedica HealthConnect. Web. July 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Managing Change with Your Medically Fragile Child.” ProMedica HealthConnect. Web. June 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “A Life with Few Answers: Questioning in Rare Diseases.” Complex Child Magazine. Web. June 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Subject-Verb Agreement in Making Healthcare Decisions for Your Child.” ProMedica HealthConnect. Web. May 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. Home Care CEO: A Parent’s Guide to Managing In-home Pediatric Nursing. Black and Blue Publishing Company. Toledo, Ohio. 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Finding my Superpower: On Becoming a Trach Mom.” Complex Child Magazine. Web. May 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Teachable Moments: The Science of Pressure in Parenting.” ProMedica HealthConnect. Web. March 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Food as Medicine: A holistic approach to blenderized tube feeding.” Complex Child Magazine. Web. Feb. 2015.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Smaller Diseases Deserve Research.” Everyday Health  Rare Diseases Section. Web. 2014.
  • Montgomery, Charisse. “Beyond the Frame: Meet Nikki and Richie,” ProMedica Health Connect. ProMedica. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.
  • Montgomery, C.N. (2014) Assessing need for cognition and epistemic beliefs of parents of medically disabled children. Unpublished master’s thesis. The University of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio.

Relevant Presentations and Speaking Events

  • Panelist, “Patient Engagement: The Boardroom and Beyond.” Patient Partner Innovation Community podcast. March 2019.
  • Presenter, “A Day in the Life: Managing Complex Care at Home.” March of Dimes. November 2018.
  • Panelist, “Patients, Families and Nurses: A circle of compassionate caring.” University Hospitals. May 2018.
  • Presenter, “A Day in the Life – Caregiving for Children with Medical Complexities.” Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, NICU Graduates Learning Session, November 2017.
  • Panelist, Case Studies on Key Challenges in Transitioning from NICU to Home. Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, NICU Graduates Learning Session, November 2017.
  • Presenter, “Reducing Toxins in the Medical Home.” Zane’s Foundation, June 2017.
  • In-service presenter, “Thinking Critically to Increase Parent Involvement.” Euclid Schools, May 2017.
  • Continuing Education presenter, “Thinking Critically to Engage Patients and Family.” Nursing Retreat. Rainbow Babies and Children’s, May 2017.
  • Workshop presenter, “From Parent to Advocate: Collaborating for School Success.” 2017 Kids Summit. Voices for Ohio’s Children, March 2017.
  • Workshop presenter, “Parent CEO: Managing Children’s Complex Health Care Needs.” 2017 Kids Summit. Voices for Ohio’s Children, March 2017.
  • Continuing Education Presenter, “Thinking Critically to Engage Patients and Family.” Nursing Retreat. Rainbow Babies and Children’s, October/November 2016.
  • Speaker, Immersion Training. University Hospitals, September 2016.
  • Speaker, New Nurse Orientation. University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s. April, July, September and November 2016.
  • Speaker, “Thinking Critically to Engage Patients and Families.” Evidence-based Nursing Day, Ursuline College, May 2016.
  • Speaker, “Thinking Critically to Engage Patients and Families.” Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, April 2016.
  • Invited speaker, “The importance of patient and family engagement.” Patient, Family and Staff Retreat, Rainbow Babies & Children’s. November 2015.
  • Panelist, NICU Graduate Conference, ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, September 2015.
  • Testimony, Ohio House of Representatives House Finance Committee. March 2015.

Videos

  • Testimony, Ohio House of Representatives House Finance Committee. March 2015. Watch the video
  • Beyond the Frame, ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital. September 2014. Watch the video

Interviews

  • Patient Partnerships for Safety, Patient Partner Innovation Community with Desiree Bradley, March 2019.
  • Advocacy for Children with Disabilities, Friends Zone with Irene Jones, March 2019.
  • Engaging critical discussions about media with children, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, September 26, 2016
  • Participation and Trust in Health Care, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, April 16, 2016
  • Talking to children about injustice, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, February 28, 2016
  • Preparing for college application season, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, January 31, 2016
  • Nationwide protests at colleges and universities, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, November 29, 2015
  • Tracking your child’s academic progress, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, November 1, 2015
  • Keeping sick kids at home for public health, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, September 26, 2015
  • Developmental testing for school success, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, August 30, 2015
  • Home Care CEO: Managing In-home Care, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, May 24, 2015
  • Obama’s plan for free community college, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, January 25, 2015
  • Discussing troubling current events with children, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, November 30, 2014
  • Beyond the Frame. Toledo Children’s Hospital. September 2014
  • Is your child’s teacher effective?, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, September 28, 2014
  • Preventing Summer Learning Loss, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, May 18, 2014
  • The Importance of Disability Advocacy , Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, March 23, 2014
  • Helping Children to Manage Stress, Juice Talk with Schylar Meadows, February 23, 2014
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