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Meet the Ethics Program Team

Executive Committee

  • Critical Care Specialist

    Director, Ethics Program

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    Languages Spoken

    English, Spanish

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  • Director, Program Development

    Vice-Chair and Associate Director, Ethics Program

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    Languages Spoken

    English

    Bio

    Meg Menzel, M.S., C.G.C., has been a practicing genetic counselor for 19 years. For the past 10 years, she worked at the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children’s National where she was the clinical program director for fetal genetic counseling and rotation director for the clinical genetics fellows and genetic counseling students. Her academic and research interests have always included ethics and she has been a clinical ethics committee member and ASBH member for the past six years. She has presented and published on ethical issues in medical genetics and prenatal counseling and has completed outside training in clinical ethics immersion.

  • Ethics Nurse, Clinical Ethics Committee

    Professional Development Specialist

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Bio

    Kathy DuBois, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, HEC-C, holds certifications in professional development as well as health care ethics consultation and has worked in the department of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Children’s National since June 2007. She has been with Children’s National for over 25 years and has held a variety of positions in both clinical and administrative nursing roles. Kathy has had a passion for nursing ethics since early in her career. Currently she is a member of the Institutional Review Board and is also a principal investigator conducting research in the area of moral distress. Contact Kathy at 202-476-5032.

  • Senior Chaplain

    Executive Committee, Ethics Program

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    Languages Spoken

    English

    Bio

    Reverend  Kathleen Ennis-Durstine, A.P.C., A.C.P.E., is the senior chaplain at Children’s National. She is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and her professional career has included both parish ministry and clinical chaplaincy.

    Rev. Ennis-Durstine was graduated from Harvard Divinity School and is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. At Children’s National, Rev. Ennis-Durstine manages the administrative and program aspects of Chaplaincy Services and other support programs, in addition to providing direct patient care and mentoring in the first year medical students’ Practice of Medicine course. She frequently leads in various communities involving children and spirituality.

  • Executive Committee, Ethics Program

    Chaplain

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    Languages Spoken

    English

    Bio

    Chaplain Matthew Schlageter, M.Div., BCC-APC, is a chaplain at Children’s National Hospital covering the Centers for Surgical Care and Neuroscience as well as Emergency Medicine. He is also an ordained Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) minister. Matthew completed two years of residency work through Emory Center for Pastoral Services for a year and a half at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (the last six months at Emory University Hospital). He has served pediatric hospitals in Nashville, TN; Asheville, NC; and Orlando, FL. Matthew is a graduate of the Certificate in Pediatric Bioethics Course with Children’s Mercy Hospital.

  • Medical Director, Eating Disorders Clinic

    Executive Committee, Ethics Program

    Adolescent Medicine Specialist

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    Languages Spoken

    English, German, Spanish

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