• Meet the Team

    The Ethics Center is dedicated to helping Cincinnati Children's patients, families and staff address the ethical issues that arise in patient care, research and administrative activities.

  • A photo of Armand Antommaria.
    A photo Michelle Ernst.

    Michelle M. Ernst, PhD Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology 513-636-4336

    A photo of Anne Lovell.

    Anne M. Lovell, MSN, APRN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Neurofibromatosis Center 513-636-8826

    A photo of Judith McBride.

    Rev. Judith W. McBride, MDiv, MA, LPC, BCC Staff Chaplain II, StarShine Hospice 513-636-7211

    A photo of Curtis Sheldon.

    Curtis A. Sheldon, MD Founding Director, Urogenital Center 513-636-4975

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    Yvonne Stepter, MSW, LISW Social Worker, Division of Social Services 513-636-8221

    A photo of Stefanie Benoit.

    Stefanie W. Benoit, MD, MPH Staff Physician, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency 513-636-4214

    A photo of C. Jan Borgman.

    C. Jan Borgman, MSW, LISW, FT Bereavement Program Manager, Pastoral Care 513-636-0069

    A photo of Heather Ciesielski.

    Heather A. Ciesielski, PhD Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology 513-636-4336

    A photo of Michael Crossman.

    Michael W. Crossman, MD, PhD Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 859-301-3850

    A photo of Mary Greiner.

    Mary V. Greiner, MD Director, CHECK Foster Care Clinic 513-636-9979


    Sophia M. Hufnagel, MD Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program 513-636-3740

    A photo of David Krier.

    David J. Krier Vice President, Access Services and Family Relations 513-636-2091

    A photo of Nancy Morwessel.

    Nancy J. Morwessel, MSN, APRN, CNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center 513-636-2444

    A photo of Norbert J. Weidner.

    Norbert J. Weidner, MD Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia 513-636-4408

    A photo of Susan Wiley.

    Susan E. Wiley, MD Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 513-636-4611

  • The Ethics Committee also includes:

    • Doug Clapp, PhD, community representative
    • Tyson Hermes, community representative
    • Hadia Khan, community representative
    • Pam Popp, RN, JD, community representative
    • Lee Carter, a Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center trustee
    • Vanessa Carbonell, PhD, professor of ethics, University of Cincinnati
    • Velissarios Karacostas, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, University of Cincinnati