Brenda is a neonatologist and has served families in the community, locally and internationally, for many years. She joined the Advisory Council of Life House Atlanta after Kathleen Fleiszar visited her in the NICU several years ago and shared her vision for respite care for Brenda’s patients with disabilities.
Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science from City College of New York. She received her M.D. from Downstate Medical School of the State University of New York. Following a pediatric residency and chief resident role at the St. Luke’s Hospital branch of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, she then completed a neonatology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). Brenda served as Director of Neonatology at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia and then accepted and continues in the role of Director of Neonatology at Kennestone Hospital. She is also on the neonatology staff at Cobb and Douglas hospitals. In addition, Brenda is a clinical instructor at Augusta University and is the co-owner of Marietta Neonatology and Medical Account Management System.
In her volunteer life, Brenda serves on the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church medical mission team, and has supported pediatric missions in Honduras and Guatemala for almost 15 years. She was also a prison ministry volunteer. Brenda is widowed, has four children, and hopes to retire soon. In her service through Life House Atlanta, she says, “I am committed to maximizing all children’s potential and helping parents cope and accept their children’s disabilities and challenges. Life House is one way to provide respite to families who are struggling.”