Katie Piekarz received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is licensed by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Katie is passionate about community health and working with underserved communities to better provide for their health and education needs. Her philosophy of care is to partner with patients and families, from birth onward, to create and maintain healthy lifestyles through respect, compassion, and education. In her spare time, Katie enjoys playing volleyball, cooking and baking, and enjoying Chicago – weather permitting.