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The Team

"The death of a child is a profound tragedy for families. At the SIDS Center, we are available to provide compassionate care to those in need – parents, grandparents, siblings, care providers, as well as professionals who are in contact with families at the time of a child's death."

Massachusetts SIDS Center Staff and Consultants

Shari King
Program Director

Kimberly Schwartz, MD
Medical Director

Barry Zuckerman, MD
Principal Investigator


Maryrose C. Coiner, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Marcia Kelly, RN, MA
Support Group Facilitator

Kathy Whelan
Newsletter Co-Editor

Advisory Council Members

Penny Begley, RN
Cardio-Pulmonary Patient Care Coordinator
Baystate Health Systems
Bereaved parent

Maureen Hume, RN, MSN
Director of Medical Legal Investigation
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Boston, MA 02118

Diane and Robert Lowe
Bereaved parents

Margaret M. Nolan
Executive Director
Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association

Chief Thomas O’Loughlin
Milford Police Department
Bereaved parent

Pamela and Howard Teibel
Bereaved parents

Patricia Whitworth, RN, BS
Principal Public Health Nurse
Director of Client Services
Healthy Baby/Healthy Child Program