Cristy Toburen, MSN, CPNP-PC, Newborn SIG Chair
Cristy Toburen is a graduate of the University Missouri-Kansas City where she earned her bachelor’s in nursing in 2003 and master’s degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2005. She worked locally in a community private practice in a primary care role for 11 years. She transitioned back to Children’s Mercy Hospital in 2015. Cristy works both in the Children’s Mercy Hospital Primary Care Clinic on Broadway and at the well-baby nursery at University Health Truman Medical Center, which is an affiliated hospital.
Cristy has been a NAPNAP member, including the local K.C. chapter, since 2005. She is also a member of NAPNAP’s Immunization SIG and is the Chair of the Newborn SIG. Cristy has a passion for safe sleep and participates in both community and hospital wide initiatives to reduce sleep related deaths.
Cristy’s personal interests include scuba diving, yoga, boating at the lake, and watching her kids participate in their many sporting activities.
Teresa KilKenny, DNP, CPNP-PC, Newborn SIG Secretary
Teresa Kilkenny is a board-certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Teresa has been in pediatric nursing 35 years with the last 25 years as a Nurse Practitioner in the Newborn Nursery at the University of Kansas Health System. She graduated in 1986 with an associate degree in Nursing. She received a bachelor’s and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 1987 and 1994, respectively. She graduated with a post-graduate degree in 1996 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Kansas in 2014.
Teresa is an NRP instructor, sits on the hospitals recognition initiative for Advanced Practice Providers, participates in quality improvement initiatives, Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal committee, and education on Emergencies in Obstetrics and Complications (EOC) with an emphasis on neonatal resuscitation. Teresa collaborates with Family Medicine, Pediatrics, School of Nursing, staff nurses, and attending physicians, to role model breaking down silos within the medical community.
She is married with 3 children ranging from 24-30 years of age. She enjoys traveling, running, going to the lake, and growing old with her husband of 32 years.