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Ochsner School Health Leadership Team

William Lennarz, MD, MMM, FAAP, FAAEM
Pediatric Emergency Medicine System Chair of Pediatrics, Ochsner Hospital for Children
Dr. Lennarz serves as the Clin­i­cal Leader for Ochsner Healthy Schools Pro­gram. Dr. William Lennarz received a Doc­tor of Med­i­cine degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia School of Med­i­cine locat­ed in…
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Carlos Calix
Assistant vice president, School Partnerships in Community Affairs
Car­los serves as the Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Leader for Ochsner Healthy Schools Program.…
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Catina Gordon-Oates
Director of Clinic Operations
Cati­na Gor­don-Oates is the direc­tor of Out­pa­tient Pedi­atrics and Ochsner’s School Nurse Pro­gram. She has 26 years of pro­fes­sion­al nurs­ing expe­ri­ence. Cati­na is a reg­is­tered nurse who is cer­ti­fied in…
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Mimi Gary
Manager, School Nurse Program
Mimi Gary is nurse super­vi­sor, School Nurse Pro­gram. She is a cer­ti­fied pedi­atric reg­is­tered nurse and has spent the major­i­ty of her career in pedi­atric emer­gency. Mimi Gary received her BSN from…
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Healthy Schools Physician Team

Diana Peterson, MD, MPH
Physician Associate Chair of Pediatrics
Dr. Diana Peter­son earned her med­ical degree from Tulane Uni­ver­si­ty School of Med­i­cine, New Orleans and com­plet­ed her pedi­atric intern­ship and res­i­den­cy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alaba­ma, Birm­ing­ham. Dr.…
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Christina Cannizzaro Horsman, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Healthy Schools Program, Pediatric Hospitalist
Dr. Chris­t­ian Can­niz­zaro Hors­man is a pedi­atric hos­pi­tal­ist at Ochsner Med­ical Cen­ter. She received her med­ical degree from LSU Health Sci­ences Cen­ter in New Orleans. She also com­plet­ed a residency…
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Michelle Puzdrakiewicz, MD, MPH, FAAP
Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
Dr. Michelle Puz­drakiewicz earned her med­ical degree from Tulane Med­ical School, com­plet­ed her intern­ship and res­i­den­cy in pedi­atrics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Davis (UC Davis) Medical…
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Elizabeth Olson, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Community Health
Dr. Olson received her Med­ical Degree from Tulane Uni­ver­si­ty. She also received a Mas­ters in Pub­lic Health with a focus on Mater­nal and Child Health. Fol­low­ing this, she com­plet­ed an intern­ship in…
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Mental & Behavioral Health Team

Lacey Ellis, PhD
Director, Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development
Dr. Lacey Ellis received her under­grad­u­ate and doc­tor­ate degree in psy­chol­o­gy at Louisiana State Uni­ver­si­ty and com­plet­ed an intern­ship as well as a post­doc­tor­al fel­low­ship at the Kennedy Krieger…
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