Meet the Team

Meet Our Child Life Specialists 

 

 Ashley Ochs, MA, CCLS, GC-C

Child Life Manager
Internship Coordinator
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I have been Certified Child Life Specialist since 2008 and have experience in both inpatient and outpatient areas, including a Medical Subspecialty Unit, Radiology, Dialysis, Nephrology, Trauma, General Pediatrics, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. I have also worked with families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery, and Adult Units. I have a Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a minor in Spanish, a Master of Art in Psychology, and am a Certified Grief Counselor. My favorite part about being a Child Life Manager is being able to support, encourage, and grow a Child Life team that is passionate, hardworking, and eager to learn and grow during all stages of their careers.


 Laura Linville, BS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist II
Practicum Coordinator
Inpatient Services
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I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient areas including Liver Transplant, inpatient Rehabilitation, Adolescent Medicine, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant and Outpatient Surgery. I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science, native fluency in Spanish, and completed my child life internship at Texas Children’s Hospital. My favorite part about being a child life specialist is making a difference in the moment. Whether it’s helping a patient overcome their fear of wearing an anesthesia mask or helping a patient and family through a new diagnosis, I love that our profession has the privilege of positively impacting the overall hospital experience. 


 Demeri Adams, BS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
Outpatient Surgery
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I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient areas, including Outpatient Surgery and General Pediatrics. I have also worked with families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery, and Adult Units. I have a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services, with a minor in American Sign Language. My favorite part of being a child life specialist is having the opportunity to assist children and families in having their voices be heard, creating a positive light in potentially stressful situations, and building supportive relationships with children and families.


 Brooke Griffin, BS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
Clinical Child Life Shadowing Coordinator
Endoscopy
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I have a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services from Oklahoma State University. I started my career in Albuquerque, New Mexico working in the oncology outpatient units. I am very excited to now be back in my home town, working with the children and families of Oklahoma City. My favorite part about being a child life specialist is witnessing the resiliency of children and helping them have the best experience possible within the hospital.


 Madeline Pepin, BA, CLS

Child Life Specialist I
Inpatient Services
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I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient areas, including General Medicine and the Emergency Department. I have also worked as a Child Life Assistant, providing services to patients and families on inpatient rehabilitation units. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management. I completed my child life internship at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. My favorite part of being a child life specialist is providing education and support to help children better understand and cope with hospitalization.  


 Amanda Sanborn, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
Outpatient Surgery
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I have experience in Inpatient and Outpatient areas including imaging services and the emergency department. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and a Master of Science in Child Life. My favorite thing about being a child life specialist is working with patients and families to discover what coping skills work best for them. 

 

 

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