Danielle Penman, MSN, BS, RN

Danielle Penman has over two decades of experience in high-risk obstetrics working as a labor and delivery nurse in a tertiary perinatal hospital. She has been serving as the Obstetric Bereavement Coordinator for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge Illinois since 2013. Danielle collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to provide high-quality compassionate care to babies and their families. She has dedicated the majority of her career to caring and advocating for bereaved parents. Another key role she has is the co-chair for the Advocate Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement Council since its inception in 2016. As a member of PLIDA (Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance), Danielle has spoken at their international conference on how to implement a system-wide perinatal bereavement program.

Additional accomplishments include graduating from Chamberlain University, with high distinction, and a master’s degree in executive nurse leadership in February of 2022. Danielle’s graduate work led her to develop a comprehensive supportive program to help reduce compassion fatigue and burnout in the nursing profession that is currently being implemented at her hospital. She is also an instructor and advocate for the national organization Stop The Bleed. She collaborates with Chicagoland’s regional Stop The Bleed director to provide lifesaving training across Illinois and lobbied for Senate Resolution SR401 which was successfully passed in 2019. Danielle has directed her passion of advocating both professionally and personally to address the needs of others by speaking to policy gaps through grassroots efforts locally in her municipality along with statewide efforts.