Heather Engholm, MPH BSN RN, is a nursing faculty member for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders program at the Institute for Community Inclusion at Boston Children’s Hospital.
In addition to her role as LEND faculty, Heather is a nurse with MASSTART, a Title V program funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that provides consultation services to families and schools on health care planning for children with special health care needs (including children supported by medical technology) to ensure their well-being and safety while attending school.
Heather also works with the Community Education Initiative at Boston Children's Hospital to plan professional development for school staff and community providers on clinical, wellness, and mental health topics.
As part of her work in the community supporting children with special health care needs, Heather has provided numerous lectures for community providers on “Individualized Health Care Planning for Children with Special Health Care Needs” as well as “Medical Technology Update for Children with Special Health Care Needs”. Heather co-authored an article for the 3rd edition of School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text, titled: “Children Assisted By Medical Technology in Educational Settings”.
Heather received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Connecticut and her Master's in Public Health from University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is also a past LEND fellow in 2017-2018.
- Porter, S. Page D, Sompi C, Engholm H. (2019) "Children Assisted by Medical Technology" in Educational Settings. School Nursing A Comprehensive Text. National Association for School Nurses; Selekman J. Shannon, R, Yonkaitis C.