This is our team!

This is an introduction to the staff of Right from the Start Pediatrics!  Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Right from the Start Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children.  We strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve.  We are honored that you have chosen us as your child’s primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that you receive at our Breese and Shiloh offices.

Our service to children begins with our outstanding office staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner.  Our doctor and nurse practitioners are lifelong learners.  Dr. Morra is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is required to undergo continuous education and recertification to keep up on the latest advances in pediatrics.  Our nurse practitioners similarly undergo continuous education.  This ensures that we will always be adhering to the current standards of medical care for infants, children and adolescents.

We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated.  Our doctors and staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.

Daniel R. Morra, MD

Board Certified Pediatrician

Born and raised in New Jersey, educated in New Jersey and Delaware, and a resident of Illinois since 2002.  Owner and founder of Right from the Start Pediatrics since September 2004.  Dr. Morra sees patients in the Breese and Shiloh offices.

Michelle M. Papachrisanthou, DNP, CPNP

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Doctorate Degree

Michelle M. Papachrisanthou, DNP, CPNP joined us in 2013 and is a great asset to our practice.  She is an experienced nurse practitioner in the field of pediatrics, and brings years of experience in the metro east to our Shiloh office.  She provides care to our patients on a part-time basis.

Jessie Reding, CPNP

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jessie Reding, MSN RN CPNP, joined Right from the Start in May 2019.  She received her BSN degree from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and PNP degree from St. Louis University.  Jessie has been practicing pediatric nursing for over 17 years, primarily at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis and in private practfice.  Jessie has worked in areas of infant and toddler medical-surgical care, stem cell transplant, emergency medicine and primary care.  Jessie lives in St. Jacob with her husband and three children, Amelia, Allison and Oliver.

Barb Huelsmann, CPNP

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Thole, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Lindsay Brefeld, CPNP

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Danielle Shubert, CPNP

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jan Enzwiler - retired Nov 2020
Office Administrator 

Carl Owens
Office Administrator

Lisa Fiegel RN
Registered Nurse

Morgan Burrough
Registered Nurse

Caitlin Boelling, MA
Medical Assistant

Stephanie Huelsmann
Medical Assistant/Nurse in Training

Jackie Thole MA
Front Office Staff

Melissa Kibler
Front Office Staff

Missy Gross
Front Office Staff

Renae Poole

Linda Taylor - retired Feb 2014
Front Office and Billing