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Faculty and Staff

Led by Jason Niehaus, Interim Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care, these are the faculty pediatricians and staff in this specialty area:
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Jason Z. Niehaus, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Laurie Jacobs, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Amy Haskamp, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPON, CHPPN

Amy Haskamp has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (1996) and a Master’s degree as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is the Advanced Practice Nurse for the Pediatric Palliative Care Team (PACT) at Riley Hospital for Children. She has authored several publications related to pediatric oncology and palliative care. Ms. Haskamp also actively serves on several Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (APHON) committees.

Kortni Haupt, MSN, FNP-C

Kortni Haupt is a licensed nurse practitioner with the Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Riley Hospital for Children. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing from Indiana University and a Master’s of Nursing degree from the University of Indianapolis. She has been working with patients carrying a wide variety of diagnoses for six years. Her work has been in various settings including the pediatric intensive care unit and home hospice. Ms. Haupt is an active member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

Alisha Fuino, MSW, LCSW

Alisha Fuino is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and has a Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University School of Social. Over the past five years, Alisha has developed a deep passion for working with patients and families navigating a medical illness and the impact it has on the family unit. She most notably has worked with oncology patients both in the pediatric and adult spaces, including at the Mayo Clinic Arizona, which ultimately led her to her career in palliative care. Her scope of practice includes adjustment to illness, trauma-informed care and resiliency building, and grief and bereavement.

Ellen Mail, MSW, LICSW

Ellen Mail received her Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University School of Social Work. She has nearly five years of experience working with patients and families experiencing acute distress related to hospital admission, new diagnosis, and chronic illness management. Her areas of interest include trauma-informed care techniques, grief/bereavement, and end-of-life.