"I had great nurses when having my children but none of them looked like me. In one of my most vulnerable times, I would have loved to have a person of color on my birthing team. I want to be that for other women of color."
CARE for our Community's Future: Sara Stoltman
"We have an aging workforce. More people have left the NICU in the past three years than in the last 25 years, combined.
"It's great when they're here because the wealth of knowledge and experience they hold is hugely beneficial. But when they go, what will that look like? As someone who's planning to retire within the next couple of years, it's scary. We risk losing so much of that wonderful knowledge if we don't make a concerted effort to pass it on to the next generation of nurses.
"The thing about this impending shortage is we can do something about it —if we act now."