Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Meet Our Cystic Fibrosis Center Team

We care for more than 175 pediatric patients in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota and surrounding areas.

Physicians

Deanna Green, MD Pulmonology

Dr. Green, M.D., M.H.S., is a pediatric pulmonologist and the medical director of the nationally accredited Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care Center and the CF Therapeutic Development Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She is focused on clinical care for patients with CF and clinical research using genetic modifiers of CF disease. Dr. Green is also an assistant professor of pediatrics with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Nicholas Jabre, MD MS Pulmonology

Dr. Jabre is a pediatric pulmonologist and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. He joined the hospital staff in 2020. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, where he was part of the inaugural residency class. Dr. Jabre then completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in bioethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute.
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Anthony Kriseman, MD Pulmonology

Dr. Kriseman specializes in pediatric pulmonology and is the head of the Pediatric Pulmonology division at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kriseman also serves as a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Kriseman received his medical degree from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed an anesthesia internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, followed by a pediatric residency at the University of South Florida where he served as chief resident. Dr. Kriseman then trained at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a pediatric pulmonary fellow.
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Scott McKinley, DO Pulmonology

Dr. McKinley specializes in pediatric pulmonology in the Department of Medicine. His areas of clinical focus include cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, acute asthma, lung disease related to sickle cell disease, interstitial and rare lung disease.
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Carolyn Robinson, MD Pulmonology

Carolyn Conway Robinson, M.D., provides comprehensive pulmonology care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on the main campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, and outpatient centers in Tampa and New Port Richey. Dr. Robinson completed her pediatric residency at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Maria Bologna

Maria Bologna APRN

Maria Bologna is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in pediatric pulmonology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She is a part of the Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Florida followed by a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Tampa.


Bridget Kennedy

Bridget Kennedy MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Bridget Kennedy is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric pulmonology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. In her role, she focuses on patient and family centered care, health education, research, quality improvement and leadership. Previously, she worked for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as a registered nurse from 2003-14 on the pediatric subspecialty unit. During this time, she pursued her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida. She returned to the hospital in 2017 to focus on pulmonology, with a particular interest in cystic fibrosis and asthma. Her previous experience includes pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. She was also an adjunct clinical pediatric instructor in nursing. She is board-certified as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner.

 

Nurses

Diana Hodge, MSN, RN, CCRC

Diana Hodge, MSN, RN, CCRC Research Coordinator

Diana Hodge is a registered nurse and certified clinical research coordinator in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the team in 2016. In her role, she has coordinated the Therapeutic Development Network, which is physician-initiated, and sponsored studies that helped discover new therapies and gain understanding about cystic fibrosis. Before joining the hospital, she worked as a home health care nurse and manager in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Her work experience is based in education and science research. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University.


Jean Polasky, R.N., B.S.N.

Jean Polasky, R.N., B.S.N. Newborn Screening & CFF Registry Coordinator

Jean Polasky is a newborn screening and cystic fibrosis registry nurse coordinator in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2009 and worked as a nurse in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Medicine. In her role, she works with children, adolescents and families with complex needs. Through the state Infant Newborn Screening Program, she coordinates testing for babies identified at risk for cystic fibrosis. She also inputs and monitors data for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation registry, which helps identifies trends for microbiology, weight, hospitalizations, lung function and potential eligibility for cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulator therapies. Before joining our hospital, she worked as an infectious disease nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she provided acute bedside care. She is a graduate of Otterbein University School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Supporting Staff

Felicia Clark, BAS, RRT

Felicia Clark, BAS, RRT Respiratory Therapist

Felicia Clark is a registered respiratory therapist in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the team in 2020. In her role, Clark has participated in the development of educational models and protocols for children and their families living with cystic fibrosis. Prior to joining our hospital, Clark worked for Baycare Health System where she provided critical care, emergency care, neonatal intensive care and homecare to patients with acute and chronic respiratory conditions. Clark earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration, followed by an associate’s degree in Respiratory Care. Clark is a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care.


Eric Schleich, LCSW, CCLS

Eric Schleich, LCSW, CCLS Mental Health Coordinator

Eric Schleich is the mental health coordinator in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the team in 2016. Schleich earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, followed by a Master of Social Work from University of South Florida.


Emily Gordan, LCSW, CCLS

Emily Gordan, LCSW, CCLS Social Worker

Emily Gordan is a social worker in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2018. In her role, Gordan works with children and adolescents with complex medical needs. In addition to her role, Gordan helped form the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center Family Advisory Council. Prior to joining our hospital, Gordan was the senior social worker at The Mount Sinai Hospital Adolescent Health Center in New York City where she provided mental health care and care coordination in an outpatient primary care setting. Gordan is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University School of Social Work.


Billy Siesel, PT, DPT

Billy Siesel, PT, DPT Acute Care Physical Therapist

Billy Siesel is an acute care physical therapist in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the team in 2018. Siesel earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of Florida, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


GeeGee Lawrance, M.A.

GeeGee Lawrance, M.A. Medical Assistant

GeeGee Lawrance is a medical assistant in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2013. In her role, Lawrance provides clinical duties in our cystic fibrosis outpatient clinic, and also obtains medications prior to authorizations and scheduling. Lawrance earned her degree from Remington College.


Tatiana Restrepo, BS, CCRC

Tatiana Restrepo, BS, CCRC Clinical Research Coordinator

Tatiana Restrepo is a clinical research coordinator in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital in 2018. Restrepo is a member of the Clinical and Translational Research Organization and works with the Cystic Fibrosis Center to facilitate clinical trials eligible for our cystic fibrosis patients and families. Before joining our hospital, Restrepo worked at Moffitt Cancer Center where she coordinated interventional and observational clinical studies for both outpatient and inpatient clinical setting. Restrepo earned a degree in public health from the University of South Florida.