Meet the SHINE Team
Lane Moser, MD, MPH
Lane Moser is a pediatric palliative care physician for Blank Children's Hospital/UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. Lane received his baccalaureate degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received a combined MD/MPH degree from the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine. Lane completed his pediatric residency training at Blank Children's Hospital. Following residency, Lane undertook fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine at Akron Children's Hospital. Currently, Lane delivers care to children and families living with serious illnesses throughout Iowa as a member of the SHINE Perinatal and Pediatric Palliative Care Program. Outside of the workplace, Lane enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and home improvement projects.
Stephanie Nemmers, MSN, ARNP, CPNP
Stephanie Nemmers is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Blank Children's Hospital/ UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. Stephanie received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Iowa. She received her masters and post masters degrees as a pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Stephanie is board certified and has pediatric experience in palliative care, oncology, acute care, intensive care, enteral/parenteral nutrition, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant, and general pediatrics. Currently, Stephanie delivers care to children and families living with complex chronic illnesses throughout Iowa as a member of the SHINE perinatal and pediatric palliative care program. Outside of the workplace, Stephanie enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her husband and cat.
Melissa Lipovac, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
Melissa Lipovac is a family nurse practitioner for UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. She received her baccalaureate degree from Grinnell College. Melissa received her post-baccalaureate certificate (Master's Nursing and Healthcare Practice program) from the University of Iowa. She received her doctorate of nursing practice degree as a family nurse practitioner from Creighton University. She is board certified and has experience in palliative care. Currently, Melissa delivers care to children and families living with complex chronic illness throughout central Iowa as a member of the SHINE perinatal and pediatric palliative care program. Outside of the workplace, she enjoys spending time making and sharing memories with her family and friends.