Mother and NICU Baby

Heidi Nakamura

Heidi is Adara’s Senior Newborn Advisor. She provides senior advice and support to Adara’s newborn health programmes, upskills, mentors and develops Adara’s clinical teams, and develops AdaraNewborn training materials.

Heidi is a passionate nurse, devoting over 33 years to the care of sick and small newborns in a Seattle neonatal intensive care unit. She has been a champion for her patients and their families throughout her career, providing care to thousands of babies. She is deeply committed to providing quality care to the most vulnerable infants around the world.

Heidi worked internationally as a volunteer nurse, including a year spent in India working to design and implement a neonatal intensive care unit. Before joining Adara, Heidi volunteered with Adara for over 12 years, working side by side with Ugandan doctors and nurses to deepen and systematise the care provided at Kiwoko.