Education Committee Update


The PCICS Education Committee has some exciting new updates to announce.  Lillian Su, MD completed her tenure as committee Co-Chair in January of 2022. We thank Lillian for all her incredible work in the leadership role, and are grateful that she will stay on the education committee as we navigate our way forward. Shilpa Vellore Govardhan, MD has taken over as committee Co-Chair since February 2022. Justine Fortkiewicz will stay on as Co-Chair until 2023.

We are also happy to announce that the education committee has completed the challenging task of choosing new members from the plethora of extremely qualified applicants who applied this year. Please welcome Jenna Dobkin, MSN, CPNP-AC, Neha Purkey, MD, Carly Scahill, MD, Chase Carpenter, PharmD, BCPPS, CACP and Clare Fisher, MSN as the newest members of the committee!

The Education Committee continues to work closely with all of our very active subcommittees – 4th year Fellowship subcommittee, APP Curriculum subcommittee, Learning Management System (LMS) subcommittee, Translation of Educational Content subcommittee, RN curriculum, Protocol warehouse and Policy bank subcommittees – as we navigate new challenges and produce relevant and novel educational content.

We are always looking for volunteers to provide their expertise on these committees, so please reach out to either Shilpa or Justine for more information on any of the above.

We look forward to a productive and exciting year ahead!


Shilpa Vellore Govardhan MD

Co-Chair, Education Committee
Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Rady Children’s Hospital
UC San Diego


Justine Fortkiewicz, MSN, RN, CCRN, CPN

Co-Chair, Education Committee
Professional Practice Specialist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC