The Senior Nursing Staff at Children's

Leadership is a critical part of any successful organization. At Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, our nursing leadership team is comprised of eight highly experienced individuals all uniquely qualified to handle their respective responsibilities.

To learn more about Children's talented leadership team, view their individual dossiers below:

Diane Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Ambulatory and Rehabilitation Services

Heather Ambrose, DNP, RN, CPON, CPN
Director of Nursing

Patricia Bambrick, BSN, MSHS, CPHQ, RN
Senior Director, Quality, Safety, and Accreditation

Michele Carlson, MSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Director, Acute Medical/Surgical Units

Paula Eicker, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Transplant Services, Hematology/Oncology and Neurosciences Acute care units 7B, 9B and EMU

Kristen Straka, DNP, RN, CPN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Ambulatory, Heart Institute, and Rehabilitation Services

Carrie Vincett, MSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Director, Heart Institute and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Durae Vincze, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Ancillary Services

Kristin Vitalone, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR
Director, Surgery/Anesthesia Services