ICA Medical Advisory Council
The ICA Medical Advisory Council (MAC) dedicates their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to ensuring ICA mission fulfillment.
Meet the ICA Medical Advisory Council
The Interstitial Cystitis Association Medical Advisory Council (MAC) consists of leaders in interstitial cystitis health care and research and provides the ICA with medical and scientific expertise to advance the ICA mission.
As a long time IC patient, Amber has found solace and motivation through engaging with and offering support to other IC patients. She credits the ICA for always providing valuable information and resources needed to navigate this complicated disease, and plans to use the ICA to further knowledge and awareness about IC. In her spare time, Amber enjoys traveling, reading, painting, cooking, and spending time with her family. Amber has a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida and has extensive experience working as Paralegal in civil litigation, municipal law, and real property. Amber currently resides in Orlando, FL, with her husband.
Jennifer Fariello Moldwin, MSN, MEd, WHNP-BC
Jennifer Fariello Moldwin, MSN, MEd, WHNP-BC, is Nurse Practitioner for Female Pelvic, Urogenital Pain and Sexual Medicine in Urogynecology at Northwell Health located at offices in Bay Shore and Syosset, NY. She has been diagnosing and treating women with pelvic and/or sexual pain caused by interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, vulvodynia, vulvar dermatoses, recurrent vaginal and/or urinary tract infections for over 20 years. Ms. Fariello Moldwin has been involved in numerous research studies and has published extensively on these chronic pain conditions.
Callie Krajcir, RD
Callie Krajcir is a Registered Dietitian specializing in interstitial cystitis (IC). She has helped over 100 IC Warriors get relief from their symptoms through diet and lifestyle interventions. Callie has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Dietitics from The University of Rhode Island. Callie has struggled with IC her entire life and currently has her symptoms managed through a holistic approach. She has been a Registered Dietitian for 5 years and during that time decided she wanted to help other IC Warriors get relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Callie is the host of IC You, a podcast focused on raising awareness for IC and interviewing various experts in the field. She is also very active on social media platf.orms like Instagram and Tiktok to share information on IC and raise awareness. Callie currently resides in Pennsylvania with her boyfriend, dog, and 2 cats. She enjoys traveling, taking barre classes, and watching Philly sports teams.
Robert Moldwin, MD, FACS
Dr. Moldwin is Professor of Urology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell. He is also Director of the Pelvic Pain Treatment Center at The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology of the Northwell Health System. Dr. Moldwin has a national and international reputation as a leader in the field of pelvic pain with special interests in pain syndromes including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals some of which have included Cancer, The Journal of Urology, The British Journal of Urology International, The British Medical Journal, Contemporary Urology, and Urology. Dr. Moldwin is the author of the well-received, “The Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide: Your Guide to the Latest Treatment Options and Coping Strategies,” the first physician-written book exclusively related to interstitial cystitis, designed to reach an audience comprised of both physicians and patients. He also has recently edited a physician-oriented textbook entitled "Urological And Gynaecological Chronic Pelvic Pain."
Kristi Ninnemann, MA, MPH
Kristi Ninnemann, MA, MPH, is an adjunct faculty member at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and an instructor in the Department of Psychology at Cleveland State University. She is a Ph.D. Candidate at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and works as a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry of a local hospital system. In 1999, Kristi earned a master’s degree in Community Counseling. She worked as a mental health practitioner from 1997-2008, specializing in diagnostic and ER-based crisis assessment. Out of a desire to broaden her impact on the care and treatment of persons with mental illness, Kristi returned to graduate school in 2008. She graduated in 2014 with a Master of Public Health from the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at CWRU. She will soon graduate with a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology. Her dissertation research explores how prior and immediate experiences with psychiatry, psychiatric paradigms, and cultural representations of psychiatry and its treatments intersect and shape the experiences of individuals currently receiving electroconvulsive or ketamine therapies. In all her work, she strives to understand patient-identified micro and macro-level factors impacting illness and care outcomes, working to elevate the voices, experiences, and priorities of those with mental illness. Kristi has taught courses and lectured at numerous institutions and is passionate about sharing the complexities and nuances of psychiatric illness, disease, healing, and care with others.
Jill M. Peters-Gee, MD
Jill M. Peters-Gee, M.D. is a board-certified Urologist with over three decades of experience. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, she was the first female in her residency program, and one of the first 50 board certified Urologists in the country. She has dedicated her career to Women’s health and to the care of patients with Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). Her expertise is deeply rooted in both clinical practice and research. Since her retirement from clinical practice in 2022, Dr. Peters-Gee’s commitment to the IC/BPS community persists. She continues to contribute, by founding and facilitating the Connecticut IC/BPS support group and she has written her first book “IC Journey to Wellness.” A resident of Connecticut, she enjoys life with her husband, cherishing their roles as parents to four and grandparents to three, while still finding time for travel, volunteering, fly-fishing, and gardening.
Pradeep Tyagi, PhD
Dr. Tyagi is a NIH funded translational researcher focused on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his research journey with PhD dissertation on intravesical drug delivery for IC in 2005 and his pharmacist training with a master’s degree in pharmacology equipped him to steer the manufacturing of liposomes for clinical trial on IC/BPS patients. Dr. Tyagi is a research associate professor of urology and his expertise in pharmacology propels the repurposing of FDA approved drugs (Tacrolimus, Misoprostol, Acotiamide, Ivabradine…) for accelerated translation. In addition to therapeutic use, Dr. Tyagi also repurposed FDA approved contrast agents (Gadobutrol and Ferumoxytol) for intravesical contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ICE-MRI), a novel technique for virtual measurement of bladder permeability of rodents and IC/BPS patients. He led the research on urine levels of chemokines as potential molecular signatures to complement the patient reported outcomes of disease severity.