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Jennifer Canvasser, M.S.W

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"Parents are informed, engaged and empowered because they are viewed as a critical component of their baby's care team."

Jennifer Canvasser, M.S.W

Founder & Director of NEC Society

Jennifer founded the NEC Society in January, 2014, a year after losing her son, Micah, to necrotizing enterocolitis. She completed her undergraduate studies at U.C.L.A and earned her master’s degree in social work with an emphasis in community organizing from the University of Southern California. Jennifer serves as the Ecology Center’s environmental health organizer. She is an avid runner and loves to be outside with her husband, Noah, Micah’s twin, Zachary, and their family dog, Benjie.

Speaking FAQS

  • Breastfeeding & Pumping
  • Family Centered Care: how it Helped
  • Family Centered Care: aspects that were missing
  • High risk pregnancy/multiple gestation pregnancy
  • Interaction with a nurse that could have been better
  • Interaction with a doctor that could have been better
  • Loss during pregnancy
  • Loss in the NICU
  • Loss of a preemie in the first year after NICU discharge
  • More than one baby in the NICU (multiple gestation)
  • Positive interaction with a doctor
  • Positive interaction with a nurse
  • Pregnancy after a pregnancy, neonatal, or infant loss
  • Pregnancy after prematurity
  • Re-hospitalization after NICU discharge – first year post discharge

Dallas, Texas

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  • Hot Topics in Neonatology, Dec. 2014
  • Various (dozens) of environmental-health conferences, 2010-2015 
  • Mott Children’s Hospital, PICU nurses, 2013-2014

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