Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team

The team of diabetes experts at the Pediatric Diabetes Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, partners with you and your child to help manage all aspects of diabetes in children.

Our Care Team

In addition to our pediatric endocrinologists, the following medical professionals are members of your child’s care team.

  • Vanessa Wissing at Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team
    Vanessa Wissing, RD, CDE

    Ms. Wissing is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She provides education and guidance to help children and their families better manage diabetes and overall health.

  • Christine Lally at Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team
    Christine Lally, RN, CDE

    Ms. Lally is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator. She provides education and support to patients, families, and caregivers, and helps them fit diabetes management into their lives in a healthful way.

  • Jeniece Ilkowitz at Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team
    Jeniece Ilkowitz, RN, MA, CDE

    Ms. Ilkowitz is a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, and clinical research nurse. She provides research opportunities to our patients as well as diabetes education and support.

  • Kathryn Licciardello at Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team
    Kathryn Licciardello, RN

    Ms. Licciardello is a registered nurse. She provides nursing support as well as diabetes education to children, families, and caregivers.

  • Mary Ann Harris at Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team
    Mary Ann Harris, MSW, LCSW

    Ms. Harris is a senior social worker who specializes in working with children and adolescents who have a chronic illness. She provides clinical social work services to children and their caregivers to help them cope with the psychological and social challenges related to illness.

  • Elyssa Auerfeld at Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team
    Elyssa Auerfeld, MS, CCLS

    Ms. Auerfeld is a certified child life specialist. She helps children and families understand and cope with healthcare experiences by supporting children during tests and procedures as well as providing opportunities for play and creative expression.

  • Juana Gonzalez at Pediatric Diabetes Center Care Team
    Juana Gonzalez, BA

    Ms. Gonzalez is a research coordinator with the pediatric diabetes team working on opportunities for people and families with diabetes.