Frances T. McCarthy, MS, RNC-NIC, CPLC. McCarthy is a clinical coordinator of the Neonatal Comfort Care Program at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of Columbia University. The primary focus of the program is to provide support to women who are pregnant with a baby with a life-limiting diagnosis and who wish to continue their pregnancy. McCarthy has been a bedside NICU nurse for most of her 40-year nursing career. She has lectured internationally about perinatal palliative nursing care. She is the winner of the 2023 Ilene Beal Courageous Provider Award, which honors a pediatric provider who gives exceptional family-centered care in circumstances of serious childhood illness. She is certified in Perinatal Loss Care by the Hospice and Palliative Care Credentialing Center. She is co-author, with Dr. Elvira Parravicini, of a chapter in Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care.