Reinali Zabalerio RN, BSN
Director of Pediatric Sub-Acute
“I have been working in the Pediatric Subacute Unit for 15 years
at WHMC. I am a nurse, caregiver and advocate for every child on the unit.
My hope is that the work I do for the kids, even in the smallest ways,
helps to improve the child’s quality of life and they know how much
I care for them.” Reina Zabalerio has 21 years of nursing experience.
Luzy Ayon, MSW
“As a pediatric social worker, I enjoy working with families and
believe the best way to meet a child’s need is to engage, strengthen,
and support their families.”
Engin Tirakieva, RN
“I have been working in the Pediatric Subacute Unit at WHMC for 11
years. Working with children with special needs brings with it a host
of unique challenges and opportunities. The children I work with make
every day fulfilling and I know my work is making a positive impact on
them and their families. I am a nurse, caregiver and advocate for every
child on the unit.” Engin Tirakieva has 32 years of nursing experience.
K.C. Fernandez, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
“Each day is different, which is the beauty of the work I do. I focus
on a child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth by offering
opportunities for healthy development. My hope is that I bring peace,
comfort, and the best care to all the children and families I meet.”
Ling Ye, RN, BSN
"I've been working in the WHMC Pediatric Subacute unit since 2004.
For the past 17 years, I've prided myself on providing quality care
with compassion and love. It takes a village to raise a child, and here
at WHMC children center, we are more than a village. We are a home away
from home, we are a family. " Ling Ye has 26 years of pediatric nursing
Angelina Manantan, Lead LVN
“I have been working with Pediatrics for 14 years. I love working
with children. They are resilient and deserve compassion in their healing.
I am passionate in providing quality care and a safe environment for children.”
Angelina Manantan has 17 years LVN experience.
Kristina Barker RN, BSN
“I have been working in Pediatric Sub-Acute for four years at WHMC.
I graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s
of Science in Nursing. I am currently in school at Maryville University
for a Masters in Health Administration. I love working with the children
and have enjoyed every second of it these last four years. I hope to make
a difference in every child's life on the unit and provide every child
with the best quality care.” Kristina Barker has four years of nursing
Salve Aguilar RN, BSN
" I have been working at WHMC for 14 years. I have always enjoyed
working with children, and during my time here, I have found great joy
in helping restore and improve their health despite the challenges brought
on by their fragile conditions. At the same time, it has been a rewarding
experience to be a part of bringing hope and joy back to them and their
families." Salve Aguilar has 20 years of nursing experience.