Building Relationships to Give

NICU Parents a Platform & Voice

October 22nd | 2:45 - 3:45 pm

As leaders of NICU support organizations, you have a unique “lived” experience of also being a NICU and/or bereaved parent. You are the boots on the ground and have keen insight into what NICU parents need most. How do you utilize your position to make that voice heard in the media? Learn from a veteran television news anchor and a children’s education reporter on how to build relationships with your local media to ensure that your expert opinion is sought after!

Stacey Skrysak


Stacey Skrysak is a seasoned television journalist, writer, and public speaker. She’s also the parent of a 22 weeker surviving triplet. She’s become a voice for child loss, infertility, and premature birth. Stacey’s work can be found worldwide on the Today Show, Scary Mommy, and Washington Post, among others.

Laura Testino

The Commercial Appeal, part of the USA Today Network

Laura reports for Memphis’ young folks, covering education and children’s issues for The Commercial Appeal. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, The Times-Picayune, This Old House, Teen Vogue, and Catapult. She’s partial to Southern cities, her dog, Rita June, and the Alabama Crimson Tide.