Dr. Catharine Critz has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, managed care, child neurology, child development and teaching. She is currently a Professor of Nursing at Hawaii Pacific University and maintains a private practice in developmental pediatrics. Her practice interests are in child development, learning, and autism. She has been a local, national, and international speaker on topics related to pediatrics and nursing education.