Nicole Purnell

Nicole Purnell

Sanger

TX

Conditions

Preeclampsia, HELLP

Outcomes

Infant Loss, ICU, Blood Transfusions

About:

Nicole Purnell is a maternal health advocate based in North Texas. Her life was tragically changed in 2005 when preeclampsia and HELLP cause multiple organ failure, placenta abruption and resulted in the stillbirth of her son at 34 weeks gestation. She found the Preeclampsia Foundation in the following months and soon began volunteering. In 2018, Nicole joined the staff at the Preeclampsia Foundation as the MoMMA’s Voices Coalition Program Manager.

Areas of Interest:

Consulting on patient engagement opportunities

Advocacy Experience:

Scholary and Professional Activities

Center of Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)

Rural Obstetric Readiness Workgroup, April 2020 – December 2020

Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB)

Community Committee, January 2020 – Present

National Quality Forum (NQF)

Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Committee, January 2020 – Present

National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NNPQC)

Executive Committee and Family Engagement Committee, May 2019 – Present


Invited Lectures and Presentations

NNPQC Thematic Webinar – Speaker

Moderator for Patient Panel on Covid-19, March 2021

TCHMB Annual Summit – Speaker

Panelist for Hypertension Breakout, February 2021

TCHMB Hypertension Kickoff – Speaker

Moderator for Patient Panel on Hypertension, December 2020

Annual NNPQC/AIM Meeting – Speaker

Panelist for Patient Engagement Breakout, July 2020

New Jersey Health Association – Speaker

Presented webinar on patient engagement in quality improvement, July 2020

New Mexico Perinatal Quality Collaborative - Speaker

Presented webinar on patient engagement in quality improvement, December 2019

Champions for Change Summit - Event Organizer and Speaker

MoMMA’s Voices event Houston, Texas, October 2019

Council for Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare - Speaker

Safety Action Series on patient engagement in quality improvement, October 2019

Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative - Speaker

Presented webinar on patient engagement in quality improvement, September 2019

CMS Rural Maternal Health Forum – Event Contributor

Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC, June 2019

Mom Congress - Speaker

Washington, DC, May 2019

Dallas Promise Walk for Preeclampsia – Event Chair

Dallas, Texas, May 2009 to May 2018

American Red Cross - Speaker

Dallas, Texas, Donor Appreciation Dinner, October 2012

Preeclampsia Foundation Hope Award: Volunteer of the Year

October 2012


In the Media

· This Just Shouldn’t Be Happening, UNT Health Science Center Solutions, April 2017

· Sanger Woman Raises Awareness of Pregnancy Disorder, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA May 2012

· Non-Stop Nightly with Jane McGarry, Dallas NBC affiliate KXAS, May 2012

Affliated Organizations:

Last Updated:

April 20, 2021