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Our Child Life Team

Our Child Life team

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

Krislyn Brown, CCLS
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: 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

Jenna Dunbar, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis and Kidney Transplant
M.Ed. in Child Studies: Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Journalism: University of Missouri
Internship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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

Molly Gallagher, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, 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

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
M.A. in Music Education: University of Florida
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

Elissa Parkerson, 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

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

Linnea Payne
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, 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, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, 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, 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

Maria Rosita Valencia, CTRS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration: Towson University
B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and minor in Child and Adolescent Development: San José State University
Internship: Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Olivia Saillen, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, 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

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

Laurel Katherine “LK” Toohey, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Pediatric Urology and Inpatient Weekend
M.S. in Child Life: College of Charleston/Medical University of 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 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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