Meet the Team
Each team member is a trained professional who has advanced training and/or a bachelor's or master's degree in the areas of child life, child development, special education, or recreational therapy. All Child Life Specialists maintain professional certification by the Child Life Council.
Child Life Manager:
Jill Houser-Malan, MSW firstname.lastname@example.org 314.454.2327
Child Life Specialists:
Theresa Burkard, BS, CLS email@example.com 314.454.2257
Lauren Fairfax, BS, CCLS firstname.lastname@example.org 314.454.6178
Ambulatory Procedure Unit
Whitney Kohlmeyer, CCLS 314.454.6178
Float Specialist, Marion Alexander Playroom
Elizabeth McIlwain, BS, CCLS aem4759bjc.org 314.454.4757
General Medicine, Diabetes
Becki Moss, BS, CCLS email@example.com 314.454.4147
Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Cardiology, Camp Rhythm, Practicum Coordinator
Tyler Robertson, MS, CCLS, CIMI 314.454.4759
Same Day Surgery
Christy Merrell, MT firstname.lastname@example.org 314.454.2749
Clown Doc Program:
Dana Abendschein, PhD
Find out more about our Clown Docs!
Geri Blake email@example.com 314.454.2269
Find out more about our Sibling Playroom!
Julia Huegerich firstname.lastname@example.org 314.454.2144
Interns --Students complete an internship to fulfill bachelor or master degree requirements from their university. For program information: The Internship Experience.
Volunteers --Over 85 volunteers who assist with daily programs and activities support the Child Life Center. Find out about how you can volunteer.