About Katie Reginato Cascamo, M.A.
Katie Reginato Cascamo is the mother of a premature son, born 2 ½ months early at 2 ½ pounds. Her neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience and subsequent challenges with pediatric developmental delays changed her worldview and inspired her to help others during similar difficulties.
She is the founder of Courageous Steps, an organization that provides leadership tools to health organizations that manage the care of babies born premature and children with pediatric disabilities. By focusing on employee training and analyzing the business management of these organizations, she strives to increase provider wellness, as well as decrease neonatal and pediatric provider burnout. Its overall mission is to serve organizations that advance preemie and special-needs populations by providing them with a roadmap on how to improve.
An accomplished entrepreneur, Katie has modeled a Servant Leadership approach across her career by empowering people with the skills necessary to manage adversity. After starting her own business in the insurance industry, she shifted her focus to help others develop their own potential. She grew Goodwill Industries’ welfare-to-work program, a workforce development program for families in need of temporary assistance, from a 45% employment rate to a 100% rate in one year.
Katie believes in investing and guiding people, serving as both a motivational speaker and volunteer with organizations that support NICU families. As a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate, she also contributes to interfaith discussions and provides resources to chaplains, social workers, and pastors.
Katie holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Servant-Leadership. She plans to pursue her Doctorate in Leadership so that she may better advance preemie and special-needs organizations.
Reginato Cascamo, K., & Beatty, J. (2014, November 15-18). NICU Private Rooms. Address presented at Institute for Patient and Healthcare Design in San Diego Conference Center, San Diego, California. USA
Reginato Cascamo, K. (2014, July 1). NICU Grand Prize Giveaway. Address presented at NICU Grand Prize Giveaway Event in Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. USA
Reginato Cascamo, K. (2015, October 24). Addressing the needs of a diverse NICU population. Speech presented at National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), Dallas, Texas, USA
Reginato Cascamo, K. (2015, October 21). Servant-Leadership: Recognizing and Revolutionizing your Leadership Paradigm. Lecture presented at Preemie Parent Alliance Summit in Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Reginato Cascamo, K. (2015, September 18). NICU Heroes. Address presented at NICU Heroes Award Event in Mercy Medical Center, Redding, California. USA
Reginato Cascamo, K. (2015, September 9). NICU Heroes. Speech presented at NICU Heroes Award Event in St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon. USA
Reginato Cascamo, K. (2018, April 13). Prematurity: Its Impact on Society. Speech presented at Discovery Institute – Summer Seminar in Video, Remote
Reginato Cascamo, K. (2018, February 10). Examining the role of a servant-leadership paradigm within existing NICU initiatives. Speech presented at 1st Annual Congress for Trauma-informed Neuroprotective Care of Hospitalized Newborns and Infants in Hotel Duke’s Palace, Bruges, Belgium
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Reginato Cascamo, K. (2018, August 16-18). Examining the role of a servant-leadership paradigm within existing NICU initiatives. Lecture presented at “Trends, Solutions and Latest Advancements in Pediatrics Health Care in Paris, France
Alternative Therapies for Special Needs
Family-Centered Care: Aspects That Were Missing
Family-Centered Care: How it Helped
Life after the NICU: Caring for a Special Needs Child
Life after the NICU: Managing Multiple Specialists
Life after the NICU: How I Was Prepared
Life after the NICU: How I Wasn’t Prepared
Life after the NICU: Transitioning to the School Years
Life after the NICU: Maximizing Your Early Intervention Experience
Organizational Development/Leadership Within a Non-Profit Organization
Positive Interaction With a Doctor
Positive Interaction With a Nurse
Positive Interaction With a Social Worker
Postpartum Mental Health Concerns: PPD, PTSD, or Other
Pursuing Education After a NICU Experience to Serve Prematurity
Re-Hospitalization After NICU Discharge: First Year Post Discharge
Servant-Leadership in the NICU
Developmental Care: How it Helped
Volunteer Development/Growing a Volunteer Program
Burnout and Depression
Servant-Leadership in Pediatrics & Healthcare
Employee Engagement & Human Resources