Department of Nursing Practice, Professional Development and Innovation

The Department of Nursing Practice, Professional Development and Innovation (NPPDI) is the initial contact point for all nursing, NP, PA and CRNA students who train at Seattle Children’s.

NPPDI Leadership

  • Debra Ridling, PhD, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Chief Nurse, Senior Director, Nursing Practice and Research, Director, Center for Pediatric Nursing Research
  • Hector Valdivia, MN, ARNP-CS, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Nursing Practice & Organizational Excellence
  • Kristi Klee, DNP, MA, RN, CPHQ, Director of Clinical Nursing Quality & Safety
  • Carol Shade, DNP, MS, RN, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Director of Nursing Informatics & Technology
  • Denise Sackinger, PhD, MN, RN, CPN, Director of Magnet Program
  • Melissa Liu,  MN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, CPN, Director of Nursing Professional Development
  • Sarah Storhoff, MSN, RN-BC, Support Leader of Ambulatory Nursing & Clinical Support Services
  • Mari Moore, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, RNC-NIC, Nursing Professional Development Practitioner, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion