Liz Drake has been practicing in the NICU for 40 years. Teamwork, Quality Improvement, caring for the extremely low birthweight infant and neuroprotective care are her passions. She has a strong desire to teach all members of the healthcare team about the uniqueness and language of the premature infant. As an active clinician, she focuses on how every touch and relational experience we have with the premature infant and their family can have impact.
Drake is a driver for quality improvement initiatives and partnering with families and is actively involved with the California State Collaborative. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse and currently the CNS in the NICU at CHOC Children’s of Orange County, Mission Viejo Campus. She’s also a published author, a nationally recognized national conference presenter, consultant and Co-owner of Engagegrowthrive and co-developer of the Small Baby Care Specialist Program