Ashley Gioia



Columbia University School of Nursing
Master of Science, Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of California Davis
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Davis, CA

Current Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse New York May 2012
Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics New York February 2014
Registered Nurse California June 2018
Certified Nurse Practitioner California October 2018
Registered Nurse Pennsylvania December 2018
PNCB Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care April 2014
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support
AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers

Professional Memberships & Recognitions

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2014—Present
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 2013—Present
American Nurses Association 2012—Present
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing 2012—Present

Interests & Hobbies

  • Practicing yoga
  • Nutrition and healthy cooking
  • Organic gardening
  • Web design
  • Finding creative ways to make health and wellness universally accessible

I’m a highly-organized, energetic, and compassionate Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a wide range of experience managing the health needs of children with medical complexity, while providing a personalized level of attention for all patients. My practice style emphasizes the integration of physical health and mental health needs, enhanced by a natural ability to build rapport with patients and families.

Professional Experience

Independent Nurse Consultant
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Provide support and treatment for children with developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, and behavior problems in the form of education, therapies, and care coordination.
  • Support parents in understanding and implementing treatment plans developed by specialists across multiple disciplines.
  • Provide sensory exposure therapy and behavioral management on a daily basis while diligently tracking therapeutic progress.
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  • Communicate continually with a team of specialists on progress, including occupational therapist, speech therapist, and behavioral analyst.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
Director of Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner — New York, NY
  • Supervised and managed a team of 12 nurses in providing nursing care to children with medical complexity and their families across six social services programs within the agency.
  • Oversaw the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of experienced, high-quality nurses and the health services clerical and support staff. Standardized these processes to ensure efficient, complete and fair management and evaluation of staff.
  • Provided direct patient care in an Article 28 clinic to children and adolescents with medical complexity within the child welfare system. This included primary care, sexual and reproductive health care, care coordination and case management.
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  • Developed and implemented new programs to improve patient care including onsite contraceptive dispensing and administration of vaccines.
  • Worked collaboratively with the Medical Director, Director of Mental Health, and the Quality Improvement Department to develop and evaluate protocols, policies, procedures and systems to ensure efficiency and compliance with regulations set forth by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), New York State Department of Health (DOH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory organizations.
  • Continuously evaluated and monitored the needs of the service population, and worked collaboratively with agency and community partners to improve processes when the needs of clients were not being met.
  • Participated as a member of an interdisciplinary team of social workers, nurses, educators, recreation specialists, mental health professionals and other medical staff to ensure that services meet the needs of each child and family and are of the highest quality.
  • Shared responsibility to prepare for and respond to annual audits conducted by ACS, NYSDOH and other regulatory agencies.
Forestdale, Inc.
Director of Medical Services, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner — Forest Hills, NY
  • Acted as clinical director and administrator, overseeing the medical needs of 400+ children placed in foster care with Forestdale.
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  • Provided primary care services to children in foster care (ages: birth-21 years old) with varying levels of medical complexity.
  • Educated patients, foster parents, and staff members on a broad range of health topics.
  • Consulted with specialty and primary care providers, psychologists, psychiatrists, agency administration, and social work staff to ensure every child’s health needs are met.
  • Was responsible for ensuring compliance with local and state standards for health care of children in foster care, and for preparing for audits by regulatory agencies.
  • Preceptor to pediatric nurse practitioner students from The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
  • Supervised supporting clinical staff.

Graduate Clinical Experience

  • Provided health maintenance care for adolescents aged 11-21, with a focus on family planning and adolescent gynecology. Care included developing a treatment plan, ordering appropriate labs, prescribing medications, and coordinating referral to specialists.
  • Education and counseling on adolescent anticipatory guidance, including safe sex practices, alcohol or drug abuse, nutrition, and exercise.
  • Most common diagnoses: Birth control method initiation, birth control method surveillance, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles.
  • Managed care of patients age 0-21, including obtaining history, conducting physical examination, ordering labs and diagnostics, planning treatment and discharging or admitting patient.
  • Procedures included: stapling, suturing.
  • Most common diagnoses: asthma exacerbation, viral infection, open wound repair, and head injury.
  • Provided care for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including insulin regimen management, insulin pump initiation and maintenance, and prescribing various endocrine medications.
  • Extensive education and counseling on the pathophysiology, management, and complications of diabetes, the treatment process, and the use of an insulin pump.
  • Diagnoses seen: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
  • Managed emergent care of patients aged 0-21, including obtaining history, performing a problem-focused physical examination, ordering labs and diagnostic procedures, planning treatment, and discharge teaching.
  • Procedures included suturing, stapling, splinting, IV placement.
  • Most common diagnoses: Strep pharyngitis, asthma exacerbation, acute gastroenteritis.
Tribeca Pediatrics
Brooklyn, NY — 120 hours
  • Provided well-child care to newborns, infants, and young children, including physical examinations, developmental checks, anticipatory guidance, and vaccination administration.
  • Managed episodic visits with assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and patient education tailored for each patient.
  • Most common diagnoses: otitis media, upper respiratory infection, viral infections.
  • Managed outpatient care of pediatric neurology patients, including obtaining a complete history, neurological exam, ordering diagnostic labs and procedures, and prescribing medication.
  • Provided education on the management of seizure disorders, developmental disorders, and behavioral disorders.
  • Most common diagnoses: ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, chronic migraine, developmental delay.
Pediatric Urology Associates
New Hyde Park, NY — 103 hours
  • Provided outpatient care for pediatric urology patients, including obtaining history, physical exam, ordering diagnostic labs, performing diagnostic procedures, treatment planning, and performing therapeutic procedures.
  • Provided education and counseling to patients on their diagnosis and treatment.
  • Most common diagnoses managed: dysfunctional voiding, enuresis, recurrent urinary tract infection.
  • Participated in the outpatient management of children with chronic cardiac conditions requiring a heart transplant, including history, physical assessment, ordering appropriate labs, and medication management.
  • Provided education and anticipatory guidance to patients and their parents.
  • Participated in the outpatient care of pediatric orthopaedic patients, including history, physical exam, ordering diagnostic tests, evaluating radiology results, and treatment.
  • Common diagnoses seen: Scoliosis, club foot, developmental dysplasia of the hip, and cerebral palsy.

Childcare Experience

Covenant Children's Center
Teacher's Aid — Palo Alto, CA
  • Covenant is a child care facility serving children age 3 months - 9 years.
  • Moved between age groups depending on staffing needs; primary work done in classrooms with ages 3-12 months, 2-3 years, and 3-4 years old.
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  • Provided support to the room leader by preparing meals, assisting with lesson planning, supervising activities, playing and interacting with children, organizing nap time, and accompanying on field trips.
  • Regularly collaborated with parents and caregivers to ensure every child’s needs were met and all concerns were fully addressed.

Volunteer Experience

  • Worked as an assistant to a radiology physician during office hours.
  • Managed scheduling, including meetings, professional events, and hospital shifts.
  • Managed transportation, including accessibility accommodations.