The Senior Nursing Staff at Children's

Leadership is a critical part of any successful organization. At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 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
Chief Nursing Officer
Vice President, Operations and Patient Care Services

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

Michele Carlson, MSN, RN, CPN, NEA-BC
Director, Acute Clinical Services 

Paula Eicker, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Transplant Services, Hematology/Oncology, and Neurosciences

Kimberly Nelson DNP, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CHFN-K
Director of Cultural Excellence, Patient Care Services

Kristen Straka, DNP, RN, CPN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Behavioral Science Division and Rehabilitation Services

Carrie Vincett, MSN, RN, CPN
Director, Critical Care Medicine 

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

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