Mary E. Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E, a global leader in neonatal nursing, has pioneered the concept of trauma informed, developmental care as a biologically relevant paradigm for babies, families, and professionals. Ms. Coughlin has over 35 years of nursing experience beginning with her 7 years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corp and culminating with her current role as president and founder of Caring Essentials Collaborative, an organization committed to transforming the experience of healthcare for babies and families around the globe through a trauma informed paradigm.

Ms. Coughlin is a published author. Her work includes the seminal paper introducing the concept of core measures for developmentally supportive care, national and international peer-reviewed papers and most recently Trauma-Informed Care in the NICU: Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Transdisciplinary Neonatal Clinicians endorsed by NANN as well as the 2nd edition of Transformative Nursing in the NICU – Trauma Informed, Age-Appropriate Care. In her role as president of Caring Essentials Collaborative, Ms. Coughlin has educated, inspired, and empowered more than 20,000 interdisciplinary clinicians from over 20 countries to transform the experience of healthcare for infants, children, and families.

Most recently, Ms. Coughlin and her interdisciplinary faculty have created an assessment-based certificate program endorsed by the NIDCAP Federation International, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, and the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers in accordance with standards established by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, to distinguish individuals as Trauma-Informed Professionals.

Mary leads her incredible team at Caring Essentials Collaborative with a bold and ambitious vision to create a kinder, more connected, and compassionate world, one moment at a time.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Mary Coughlin is the president and founder of Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC. She serves on the clinical advisory board for AngelEye Health and receives royalties as a published author. Mary Coughlin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Mary Coughlin is a member of the Academy of Neonatal Nurses, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists, and the American Association of Critical.