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

  • Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    Child Life Manager

Child Life Supervisor

  • Jenny Brandt, MS, CCLS, CIMI

    Jenny Brandt, MS, CCLS, CIMI

    Child Life Supervisor

Expressive Arts Supervisor

  • Julie Gant, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

    Julie Gant, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

    Expressive Arts Supervisor and Art Therapist

School Program

  • Rachel Boyce

    Rachel Boyce

    School Liaison

  • Lin Casper

    Lin Casper

    • School Teacher
  • Vanessa Hallums

    Vanessa Hallums

    School Teacher

  • Joe Matschiner

    Joe Matschiner

    School Teacher

Project Coordinator

  • Emily Rothschild

    Emily Rothschild

    Project Coordinator


Additional Staff:

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.