About Jennifer Canvasser, M.S.W.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Jennifer Canvasser founded the NEC Society after losing her son Micah to the disease in 2012. Jennifer’s expertise includes children’s environmental health, nonprofit leadership, advocacy, and community organizing. Jennifer has presented on diverse children’s health topics nationally and internationally. She completed her undergraduate studies at U.C.L.A. and earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in community organizing.
Jennifer has spoken across the US and internationally at dozens of conferences, events, and meetings.
I am committed to empowering families and bringing together diverse stakeholders to drive patient-centered research in the NEC community.
Previous Speaking Engagements
Hot Topics in Neonatology
2010 – 2015
Dozens of Environmental Health Conferences
Mott Children's Hospital, PICU Nurses
Multiple Gestation Pregnancy
Pregnancy after Perinatal, Neonatal, or Infant Loss
Pregnancy after Prematurity
Family-Centered Care: Aspects That Were Missing
Family-Centered Care: How it Helped
How to Foster Positive Relationships with NICU Doctors and Nurses
Interaction with a Doctor That Could Have Been Better
Interaction with a Nurse That Could Have Been Better
Positive Interaction with a Doctor
Positive Interaction with a Nurse
Loss in the NICU
Loss of a child within the first year of discharge
Other Topics Surrounding Bereavement
Life After the NICU: Managing Durable
Medical Equipment and/or Home Nursing
Life After the NICU: Hospice Care
Life After the NICU: Pursuing Education after a NICU Experience
Disease-Specific: Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Underserved Populations and Healthcare Disparity
Fathers in the NICU
Participating in Clinical Research
Improving Communication in the NICU