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 

 Maria Chang, MD  
Maria Chang, MD
 Maria Chang, MD
 Rayhan Lal, MD 
 Maria Chang, MD  
Laura Nally, MD 

Psychologists 

 Korey Hood, PhD


Korey Hood, PhD 
 Diana Naranjo, PhD
Diana Naranjo, PhD 
 

Psychology fellows 

 Maria Chang, MD
Rebecca Adams, PhD 
 Maria Chang, MD
Estibaliz Iturralde, PhD 
 
 Maria Chang, MD Molly Tanenbaum, PhD 

Certified Diabetes Educators 

 Maria Chang, MD
Katie Cefalu, RN, CDE 

 Annette Chmielewski, MD, RD, CDE


Annette Chmielewski,  MS, RD, CDE 

 Barry Conrad, MPH, RD, CDE


Barry Conrad, MPH, RD, CDE 
Jeannine Leverenz
Jeannine Leverenz, RN, CDE 
Maria Chang, MD

Kelli Patin, RD, CDE 

Kristine Peterson, RN, CDE


Kristine Peterson, RN, CDE 
Maria Chang, MD
Marin Preston RN, CDE 
Maria Chang, MD
Julianne Senaldi, RN, CDE 

Registered Dieticians  

 Maria Chang, MD
Seerath Basravi, RD, CDE 

 Yvette Cattalini, MS, RD, CDE


Yvette Cattalini, MS, RD, CDE 
 
 Maria Chang, MD
Stacey Chau, MS, RD, CSP 
Maria Chang, MD
Trudy Esrey, RD, CDE 
Misa Lawson, RDN, MPH, CDE
Misa Lawson, RD
Maria Chang, MD
Monica Nevitt, MS, RD 
Maria Chang, MD
Lonnie Wong, RD 

Endocrine Nurses 

 Maria Chang, MD
Eileen Durham, NP
 Maria Chang, MD
Doris Buvelot, RN  
 

Social Worker 

 Maria Chang, MD
Debbi Friedman, LCSW 
 Maria Chang, MD
Colleen Haviland, LCSW 
   
 
Maria Chang, MD
Lisa Howe, LCSW 
Maria Chang, MD
Esperanza Luna 
Maria Chang, MD
Heidi Scharrenberg, LCSW 
Maria Chang, MD
Mindy Szelap, LCSW 

 

Administrative Staff

 Maria Chang, MD
Jeannine De Aguinaga – Patient Coordinator 

Physician Practice Manager 

 Maria Chang, MD
Christopher Morris 

Family Advisory Committee 

 Maria Chang, MD
Melissa Anderson 
 Maria Chang, MD


Ali Jordan 

 
 
 Maria Chang, MD


Jae Jun 

 Maria Chang, MD


Wais Momand 

 Maria Chang, MD


Dana Nelson 

 Maria Chang, MD

 
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.