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

Child Life Supervisor

  • Tyler Robertson, MS, CCLS, CIMI

    Child Life Services

Child Life Specialists

  • Nikki Aalund, BS, CCLS

    • Same Day Surgery
  • Pamela Aubuchon, BS, CCLS

    • Surgery
    • Burns
    • Orthopedics
    • Special Events
  • Jenny Brandt, MS, CCLS, CIMI

    Child Life Specialist

  • Corry Cande, CCLS

    PRN Child Life Specialist

  • Courtney Coffman, BS, CCLS

    • Emergency Unit
    • Teen Life Council
  • Jamie Cook, BS, CCLS

    Float Child Life Specialist

    • Marion Alexander Playroom
  • Melody Deweese, BS, CCLS

    Child Life Specialist

  • Kris Gannon, BS, CCLS, CIMI

    • Pediatric Specialty Care Center
  • Julie Head, CCLS

    child life specialist

  • Hannah Heimos, BS, CCLS

    • Proton Therapy
    • Radiation/Oncology
  • Rachel Kielar, BS, CCLS

    • Ambulatory Procedure Center
  • Joyce Lawson, CCLS

    Child Life Specialist

  • Brooke Lurk, BS, CCLS

    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Kelly Moffatt, BS, CCLS

    PRN Child Life Specialist

    • Marion Alexander Playroom
  • Becki Moss, BS, CCLS

    • Pediatric Specialty Care Center
  • Megan Rennie, BA, CCLS, CIMI

    • Same Day Surgery
  • Cara Snyder, CCLS

    • Kidney Transplant
    • Liver Transplant
    • Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis
  • Ericka Seidel, BS, CCLS

    • Emergency Unit
  • Theresa Starkey, CCLS

  • Amanda Warren, CCLS

    • Dialysis/Infusion/Pheresis Unit
    • General Medicine
    • Diabetes
  • Kayla Warren, CCLS

    • Pediatric Specialty Care Center
  • Jacque Whisler, CCLS

    • Pediatric Acute Wound Service
    • Marion Alexander Playroom
  • Kathryn Wolf, CCLS

    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Jill Wiethuchter, BS, CCLS, CIMI

    • Pediatric Specialty Care Center

Art Therapist

  • Julie Gant, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

    Art Therapist

  • Daphne Barness

Music Therapist

  • Christy Merrell

    Music Therapist

School Program

  • Lin Casper

    • School Teacher
  • Sarah Patton

    • School Teacher
  • Kathleen Ritchie

    • School Teacher

Clown Doc Program

  • Jane Abendschein

  • Dana Abendschein, PhD

  • Colin McLaughlin

  • Debbie Schwartz

Child Life Assistants

  • Klio Coppotelli

  • Samana Kazami

  • Susan Keller

  • Camille Phillips

  • Rita Scott

  • Shelby Swanner

  • Pat Walker

Administrative Assistant

  • Julia Huegerich


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.