Comprehensive Children's Injury Center

Injury Prevention | Meet the Team

Meet Our Child Safety and Injury Prevention Specialists

The executive committee, steering committee and staff of the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center are dedicated to child safety. Our specialists have a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our team.

Injury Prevention Team

Nichole Aldridge

Nichole Aldridge is an experienced program specialist with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC). Driven by a passion to keep children safe, she takes pride in providing quality education to caregivers and children on child passenger safety, home safety, playground safety, to name a few. During her tenure as a program specialist, one of her greatest accomplishments was becoming a Child Passenger Safety Instructor, where she trains others to become certified in child passenger safety. Nichole holds both bachelor’s and master’s degree from Xavier University and currently resides in West Chester, OH with her husband Kevin.

Angela Campos

Angela Campos is an Injury Prevention Specialist with the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center. Angela is a Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and specializes in safe transport of children with special healthcare needs. She also has previous experience working in poison control, private duty nursing, and Bone Marrow Transplant. Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader) from Xavier University. She enjoys applying her love and knowledge of injury prevention both professionally and at home with her husband and kids.

Emma Costello

Emma Costello is a Program Management Specialist, co-leading the Buckle Up for Life national program, created by CCHMC, and funded by Toyota. She is also a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Emma’s desire to preventing health issues led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University and a master’s degree in Public Health. Personally, Emma’s enjoys spending her time volunteering at Saturday Hoops, a program that provides a positive environment for both children and volunteers to experience basketball, reading, arts and crafts, and a nice meal together.

Gloria DelCastillo

Gloria Del Castillo is a child passenger safety expert at Cincinnati Children’s and senior specialist of community engagement for Buckle Up for Life. With Toyota, she helped create the program in 2004 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Gloria’s expertise as a child educator, trauma specialist, program developer, published author, Hispanic advocate and vigilant mother has been widely featured in the national media, including by USA Today, Huffington Post and Univision.  She is also a featured expert on The Bump.       

Dawne Gardner

Dawne Gardner is an Injury Prevention Senior Specialist with the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC). In this Senior Specialist position, Dawne is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and the local Program Coordinator for Safe Kids Worldwide and the National Injury Free Coalition for Kids. For her focused work on helping to eliminate disparities in childhood injuries, Dawne has helped develop and implement community programs that have measurably decreased the frequency of pediatric unintentional injuries treated in our local emergency rooms. Dawne currently serves on the Injury Free Coalition for Kids Board of Directors and previously served on the Safe Kids Worldwide President’s Advisory Council, offering her expertise to support local and global advances in the field of injury prevention. 

Stephanie Lyons

Stephanie Lyons is a Senior Injury Prevention Specialist with the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center. Stephanie is a Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and specializes in safe transport of children with special healthcare needs. Stephanie has also been involved with the home safety, concussion, and bike helmet programs. She enjoys applying her love and knowledge of injury prevention both professionally and at home with her husband and two little boys.

Michelle Price

Michelle Price is a Program Management Specialist with the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center. Michelle’s work background as a Physical Therapist Assistant inspired her to change her career course from rehabilitating injuries to preventing them. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and has advanced training in special needs car seats. She has also worked on pedestrian safety initiatives and has led injury prevention research projects. Michelle will graduate with her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Harvard University in Spring 2022. Michelle is an avid world traveler and enjoys experiencing nature through hiking or horseback riding in her spare time.