Our Team

National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative (NPRQI)
Executive Leadership Team

Kate Remick, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FAEMS
Executive Director
National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative

Dr. Remick is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas at Austin, Co-Director of the National Pediatric Readiness Project, and Executive Lead for the EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. She is board-certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services. Her Primary focus is system-level readiness to support delivery of high quality emergency care to children across the healthcare continuum.

Beth Edgerton, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation
National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative

Dr. Edgerton brings her experience as the Federal lead of EMSC and the National Pediatric Readiness Project. She leads the development of the data dictionary, implementation guides and strategic partnerships.  She has a background in health services research, strategic planning and data registries. Trained in Pediatrics at Harbor UCLA, a Masters in Public Health from UCLA, and a previous Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, she now is an executive lead for the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative.

Krystle Bartley, MA
Director, Quality Improvement Initiatives
National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative

Krystle Bartley earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and attained her master’s degree at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Her work in quality improvement began in the Quality & Safety Department at Texas Children’s Hospital. Krystle has expertise in the development and implementation of quality improvement collaboratives specifically focused on pediatric care for the State of Texas and nationally. She has a special niche in developing balanced scorecards using the Delphi process. Her affiliation with Emergency Medical Services for Children began in 2016 with the launch of the Pediatric Facility Recognition Collaborative and continues today with the targeted work of the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative.

Louis Gonzales, MPH, CPPS, CPHQ, LP
Director, Strategic Planning & Operations
National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative

Mr. Gonzales’ background spans careers in engineering with a focus on systems analysis and improvement, healthcare quality with emphasis on patient safety, and more than 30 years in emergency medical services as both an EMS practitioner and administrator. He also serves as the Director of Operations for the EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. Within the NPRQI, he supports operations including website development/maintenance, technical liaison to Clario, improvement science support, and planning.

Liza Hinojosa, BS
Senior Program Coordinator
National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative

Liza Hinojosa brings over 25 years’ experience working with CDC and HRSA funded programs.  She has knowledge and experience with public health program design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation. Her work with social determinants of health, access to care, health equity, and quality assurance bring a comprehensive and coordinated perspective on program complexities, best practices, and sustainable solutions.

Kate MacRae
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ms. MacRae is an undergraduate student at Gonzaga University where she studies biology and chemistry. She provides background research for materials and presentation for NPRQI. She plans to apply to medical school in the future.