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Our Child Life Team

2018 Child Life Staff

Contact Child Life: 410-955-6276


Patrice Brylske, 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

Phoebe Bacon
Librarian, Children’s and Family Resource Library
Liaison, Home and Hospital
MLS in Library and Information Sciences: University of Maryland
M.A. in Political Science/International Relations, B.A. in Political Science: University of Maryland
B.S. in Nursing: Duke University 

Annie Beatson, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Infant and Toddler Care
BA in History, Psychology: New York University
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Anna Biddle, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Pediatric Emergency Department
B.A. in Psychology and Family Science: University of Maryland
Internship: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Aubrey Bodt, LCPAT, LCPC, ATR (ATR-BC Candidate)
Artist-in-Residence 
M.S. in Art Therapy and Counseling: Eastern Virginia Medical School
M.F.A.: Marywood University
B.F.A.: Salisbury University
Internships: Bon Secours Maryview Behavioral Health Center, Hampton VA Medical Center and The Children's Center

Krislyn Brown, CLS
Child Life Specialist I, 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

Emily Carlton, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Pediatric Radiation Oncology
B.S. in Child Life: East Carolina University
Internship: Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center

Kelsey Davis, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, 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 with Honors: The Ohio State University
Internship: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Lexie DeLone, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Pediatric Outpatient Oncology Clinic
M.S. in Child Life: College of Charleston/Medical University of South Carolina
M.A. in Experimental Psychology: Wake Forest University
B.S. in Psychology: College of Charleston
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Elissa DeStefano, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, 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: Cook Children’s Medical Center

Kelley Ercole, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Pediatric Clinical Research Unit
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Public Health and Sociology: College of Charleston
Internship: Children’s Health
 - Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Julie Gleason
Child Life Assistant
B.S. in Family and Human Services, Introduction to Child Life Track: Towson University

Virginia Gourley
Child Life Assistant
B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art: University of Vermont

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

Rosemary Hawkins, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Harriet Lane Clinic
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

Wendy Lanxner
Musician-in-Residence
B.A. in Creativity Studies: University of Massachusetts

Lauren Mitchell, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Child Life Training Coordinator, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
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

Anne Mohl, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Ph.D. in Human Development: University of Maryland, College Park
B.S. in Psychology: Xavier University
Internship: Holy Cross Hospital

Brian Parkinson
Office Manager
J.D.: University of Baltimore School of Law
M.A. in Political Economy: Claremont Graduate University
B.A. in Liberal Arts: St. John’s College

Peyton Pike, 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 Potter, CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
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, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Infant Toddler Unit
M.S. in Child Life: Towson University
B.S. in Mass Communications: Towson University
Internship: Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Nilu Rahman, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Clinic
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

Alyssa Stewart, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Pediatric Emergency Department
B.S. in Family & Child Development: Liberty University
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

LK Toohey, CLS
Child Life Specialist I, Pediatric Urology and Inpatient Weekend
M.S. in Child Life: University of Charleston, South Carolina
B.A. in Psychology: Clemson University
Internship: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Crissie Traugott, M.Ed., CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Pediatric Outpatient 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, CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Pediatric Radiology
B.S. in Human Science: Mississippi State University
Internship: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

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