More members of our Endocrinology and Diabetes Care Team

Our Endocrinology and Diabetes care team involve specialists to optimize your child's health. Learn about team roles >

Nurse Practitioners 

 Kari Benassi, NP

 
Kari Benassi, NP, CDE  

 Kimberly Clash, NP, CDE

 
Kimberly Clash, NP, CDE

 Alex Freeman

 Alex Freeman, NP

 Elizabeth Kunselman, NP, CDE

Betsy Kunselman, NP, CDE

 Alice Pilram


Alice Pilram, NP  
 Netra Punjabi, NP
Netra Punjabi, NP, CDE  

Fellows 

 Ananta Addala , MD  
Ananta Addala, MD
 Maria Chang, MD  
Maria Chang, MD
Stanford Children's Health Shield Holly Cooper, MD
  Rayhan Lal, MD
 Rayhan Lal, MD 
 Stanford Children's Health Shield  
Walter Zegarra, MD

Psychology Fellows

Jessie J. Wong, PhD  Jessie J. Wong, PhD 

Psychologists 

 Korey Hood, PhD


Korey Hood, PhD 
 Diana Naranjo, PhD
Diana Naranjo, PhD 
 
 Molly Tanenbaum, PhD Molly Tanenbaum, PhD

Certified Diabetes Educators 

 Katie Cefalu, RN, CDE
Katie Cefalu, RN, CDE 

 Annette Chmielewski, MD, RD, CDE


Annette Chmielewski, MS, RD, CDE 

 Barry Conrad, MPH, RD, CDE


Barry Conrad, MPH, RD, CDE 

 Stanford Children's Health Shield

Elena Geels, MA, RD, CDE

Jeannine Leverenz
Jeannine Leverenz, RN, CDE 
Kelli Patin, RD, CDE

Kelli Patin, RD, CDE 

Kristine Peterson, RN, CDE


Kristine Peterson, RN, CDE 
Marin Preston RN, CDE
Marin Preston RN, CDE 
Julianne Senaldi, RN, CDE
Julianne Senaldi, RN, CDE 

Registered Dieticians  

 Yvette Cattalini, MS, RD, CDE


Yvette Cattalini, MS, RD, CDE 
 
Trudy Esrey, RD, CDE
Trudy Esrey, RD, CDE 
Misa Lawson, RDN, MPH, CDE
Misa Lawson, RD
Monica Nevitt, MS, RD
Monica Nevitt, MS, RD 
Stanford Children's Health shield

Kirti Raol, MS, RDN, CSP

Lonnie Wong, RD
Lonnie Wong, RD 

Endocrine Nurses 

Eileen Durham, NP

Veronica Dellafosse, RN

 Eileen Durham, NP
Eileen Durham, NP
Eileen Durham, NP

Megan St. Martin, RN

Social Worker 

Eileen Durham, NP

Emily Cassingham, LCSW

 

 Debbi Friedman, MSW
Debbi Friedman, LCSW 
 Colleen Haviland, LCSW
Colleen Haviland, LCSW 
   
 
Lisa Howe, LCSW
Lisa Howe, LCSW 
Esperanza Luna
Esperanza Luna 
Heidi Scharrenberg, LCSW
Heidi Scharrenberg, LCSW 
Mindy Szelap, LCSW
Mindy Szelap, LCSW 

 

Administrative Staff

 Jeannine De Aguinaga
Jeannine De Aguinaga – Patient Coordinator 

Physician Practice Manager 

 Christopher Morris
Christopher Morris 

Family Advisory Committee 

 Melissa Anderson
Melissa Anderson 
 Ali Jordan


Ali Jordan 

 
 
 Jae Jun


Jae Jun 

 Wais Momand


Wais Momand 

 Dana Nelson


Dana Nelson 

 Ari Rosales

 
Ari Rosales

About our care teams

What is a Pediatric Endocrinologist?

A Pediatric Endocrinologist is a physician who treats children with diabetes and other endocrine gland disorders.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A Nurse Practitioner is a provider who independently provides care to patients in our Diabetes and Endocrinology clinics.  Our NP staff are also CDEs and have longer appointment times to allow for diabetes education.

What is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)?

A CDE is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and pre-diabetes. The CDE educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. A CDE promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes.  You will meet with a CDE if you are newly diagnosed with diabetes, have issues with troubleshooting blood sugars and/or devices. You can also reach our CDEs by calling our CDE line.

What is a Registered Dietician (RD)/Nutritionist?

An RD can give you more information about eating for a healthy lifestyle, eating for optimal sports performance and eating to gain or lose weight.  If you have Diabetes, our RDs can help you master carbohydrate counting and help you understand how different types of foods affect blood sugar.