Title: Director of Child Life Specialist Program
Department: Speech-Lang Path & Audiology
Phone: 330 -972- 8040
Assistant Professor and Instructor since 2002, directing the child life specialist program, teaching core child life courses and faculty advisor for the student club, Organization for Children’s Health Care.
Child Life Specialist at The Gathering Place, facilitate bi-monthly support groups for children who experienced the death of a family member with cancer and Child Life Specialist at Fairview Hospital.
Clinical Trials Coordinator at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Responsible for implementing and executing 10 clinical trials with pharmaceutical companies and the National Institute of Health for children experiencing the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dual diagnosis, depression or oppositional defiant disorder.
Child Life Specialist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for ten years in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Child Life Specialist in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron for two years. Child Life Specialist on a liver transplant and pre-surgical unit at Dallas Children’s Medical Center for one year.
Licensed Practical Nurse for thirteen years at Mercy Medical Center on pediatric, surgical and oncology units.
Pediatric Bereavement and Loss
Intensive Care Units – Neonatal and Pediatric