Our Child Life Team

child life team 2023

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Patrice Brylske, M.P.A., CCLS
Director of Child Life Services
Master of Public Administration: University of Baltimore
B.S. in Child Development: Iowa State University
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Krislyn Brown, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Pediatric Specialty Clinics
M.S. in Child Development with Child Life Concentration: Erikson Institute
B.S. in Child Development: University of Memphis
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Eric Clarkson
Gaming & Technology Specialist

Kelsey Davis, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Pre-Op and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
M.S. in Child Development with Specializations in Child Life and Children’s Policy & Law: Erikson Institute
B.A. in Psychology: The Ohio State University
Internship: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Jenna Dunbar, MEd, CCLS, CIMI
Child Life Specialist II, Harriet Lane Clinic
M.Ed. in Child Studies: Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Journalism: University of Missouri
Internship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Molly Gallagher, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Pediatric Emergency Department
M.S. in Child Life: Bank Street College of Education
B.A. in Human Development: Washington College
Internship: Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Casey Gilman, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, School Age and Burn Care Unit
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Family and Human Services: Towson University
Internship: East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Julie Gleason, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Pediatric Clinical Research and Cardiac Unit
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Family and Human Services: Towson University
Internship: Cook Children’s Medical Center

Virginia Gourley, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Pediatric Emergency Department
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art: University of Vermont
Internship: Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Carlos Harris
Child Life Video Producer
B.S. in Communications Studies: Morgan State University

Abigail “Abby” Hartman
Child Life Assistant
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies: The Pennsylvania State University

Rosemary Hawkins, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Heart Center
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Family and Human Services: Towson University
Internship: The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital

Amanda Hennessy, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Pediatric Outpatient Oncology Clinic
M.S. in Child Life Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Family and Human Services: Towson University
Internship: Texas Children’s Hospital

Rebecca “Becca” Jordan
Child Life Assistant
B.S. in Family and Human Services: Towson University

Wendy Lanxner
Musician-in-Residence
M.A. in Music Education: University of Florida
B.A. in Creativity Studies: University of Massachusetts

Lauren Mitchell, M.S., CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Child Life Training Coordinator
M.S. in Clinical Community Counseling: Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Child Life: East Carolina University
Internship: Yale: New Haven Children’s Hospital
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Catherine Northup, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Radiation Oncology
B.Ed. Hons in Education and Development: College of St. Paul & St. Mary, U.K.
Internship: Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Elissa Parkerson, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Pediatric Urology
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Family and Human Services: Towson University
Internship: Cook Children’s Medical Center

Linnea Payne, M.A.
Artist-in-Residence
M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market: Christie’s Education
B.A. in Liberal Arts: St. John’s College

Peyton Pike, M.S., CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Special Programs Coordinator
M.S. in Child Life, Family Collaboration and Administration: Towson University
B.S. in Psychology: Sewanee - The University of the South
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Caroline "Carrie" Potter, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Heart Center
M.S. in Child Life: Bank Street College of Education
B.S. in Health and Exercise Science: Furman University
Internship: The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Tiffany Potterfield, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Inpatient Pediatric Oncology
M.S. in Child Life, Family Collaboration and Administration: Towson University
B.S. in Mass Communications: Towson University
Internship: Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Nilu Rahman, M.S., CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
M.S. in Child Development with Child Life Specialization: Erikson Institute
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology Minor: Pennsylvania State University
Internship: The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital

Olivia Saillen, M.S., CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Adolescent Unit
M.S. in Child Development with Child Life Concentration: Erikson Institute
B.A. in Psychology: James Madison University
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Sarah Sears, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Family and Human Services: Towson University
Internship: Children’s Health - Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Crissie Traugott, MEd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Pediatric Neurology Clinic
Child Life Volunteer Coordinator
M.Ed. in Elementary Education: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
B.A. in Psychology: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Mollie Young, MPH, CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Pediatric Radiology
Master of Public Health: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
B.S. in Human Sciences: Mississippi State University
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center