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Employee Stories

Carmen Arroyo

Carmen Arroyo's Story

Carmen Arroyo manages clinical operations for the Cardiology, Nephrology, and Pulmonary Medicine divisions at Children’s Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine in Washington, DC.
Ashley with brother.

What Inspires Me: Ashley's Story

"I have spent much of my life explaining to teachers, classmates, friends and employers the implications sickle cell disease has on my big brother." Learn how Ashley’s experience with sickle cell disease led her to pursue a career in medicine.


Kathleen Atmore

Kathleen Atmore's Story

A typical child in the hospital can tell caregivers that something hurts, but a child with autism often has trouble communicating those needs and a visit for medical care can turn into a traumatic event for the child. At Children’s National Health System, Autism Specialist and Developmental Neuropsychologist, Kathleen Atmore, PsyD, helps families and the medical team interpret the behavior and needs of these patients, and walks them through their medical stay.

The Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team. It is staffed by Eileen Walters, ABC program manager; Kathleen Atmore, an autism specialist and developmental neuropsychologist; and Chayna Humphrey, program assistant.

Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team

Realizing the positive outcomes from the Autism Awareness Team’s efforts, Walters’ envisioned Children’s National as an autism-friendly hospital where a team approach could help put patients with unique needs at ease by giving their care teams the tools they need to create a therapeutic healthcare environment.

Reginald Bannerman

Reginald Bannerman's Story

Reginald Bannerman beams when he talks about the work of the nurses in the inpatient psychiatry unit. He’s proud to have helped foster a close-knit team that encourages patients through treatment, celebrates their every victory, and advocates for awareness of mental health issues.

Megan Bellagamba

Megan Bellagamba's Story

Megan Bellagamba was inspired to become a nurse after her twin nieces were born prematurely and she saw the great care they received during their early days in the NICU. She saves lives at the hospital and during her personal time as fellow patron at a restaurant in Virginia, Pam Weil, recounts.

Dorothy Bulas

Dorothy Bulas' Story

Dorothy Bulas, MD, works in Children’s Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology. She is a pediatric radiologist with special interest in cross sectional imaging, particularly ultrasound.

Lucy Burrell, RN

Lucy Burrell's Story

She didn't have a medical degree, but when the young administrative assistant who started at Children's National right out of high school stepped into the position as coordinator for Children's National neonatal database, her world opened up.

Patient story

Nadine Camp's Story

As a primary care provider at Children's Health Center at Good Hope Road, Nadine Camp sees her role as keeping children at their best. "This includes not only their health, but also in their ability to succeed at school, relationships, and beyond," says Camp.

Donofrio M

Mary Donofrio's Story

Fetal cardiologist, Mary T. Donofrio, MD, authored the first set of clinical guidelines for the evolving specialty of fetal cardiology. Learn about the new guidelines.