Nurse Practitioners 2017-02-22T20:09:13+00:00

Wheaton Pediatrics employs two expert health care providers who deliver a unique blend of nursing and medical care. These Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) are registered nurses with graduate academic degrees and advanced pediatric clinical experience. This enables them to diagnose and manage most pediatric illnesses, either independently or as part of a health care team. The PNP model focuses on the whole person, not just the illness. PNPs are often able to spend more time with families and children, providing high-quality medical care and health counseling.

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VANDA L. MARSH, RN, MSN, CPNP

Vanda Marsh has worked in pediatrics for more than 25 years and has been affiliated with Wheaton Pediatrics since it was founded in 1987. Vanda graduated summa cum laude from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and graduated with a degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University. In 2000, she completed her master’s in Nursing and Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Shortly thereafter, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Illinois and an asthma educator certified by the National Asthma Education Certification Board. For nearly two decades, in conjunction with her work at Wheaton Pediatrics, Vanda worked in emergency medicine at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Since 2006, Vanda has routinely traveled to Haiti with Little By Little, a non-profit of Glenview, Illinois, which provides medical care to people in need around a rural town called Gramothe. Vanda’s special professional interests include asthma treatment and education and Attention Deficit Disorders. Vanda is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and a fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She has lived in Wheaton with her husband and three daughters for more than 30 years. She enjoys reading, baking, visiting her grandchildren, traveling with her husband and participating in church activities.

CATHERINE M. MORONI, RN, MSN, CPNP

Cathy Moroni joined Wheaton Pediatrics in 2003. Cathy was raised in Ohio, Connecticut, Illinois and Indiana. She graduated from the University of Dayton, in Ohio, with a degree in Psychology and obtained her master’s in Nursing and completed the Pediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Cathy is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Illinois College of Nursing. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and a fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Prior to Wheaton Pediatrics, Cathy worked at Children’s Memorial Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit and Specialty Ambulatory Clinics. Her clinical interests include asthma, skin care, developmental pediatrics and providing support for families of children with chronic health conditions. A resident of River Forest, Cathy is married, has four children and two granddaughters, and a cat and a dog. She enjoys spending her time with her family, gardening, reading and bike riding.

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