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Child Life Specialists

 Ashley Ochs, MA, CCLS, GC-C, CPST

Child Life Manager
Internship Coordinator
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I have a Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a minor in Spanish and a Master of Art in Psychology.  I am also a Certified Grief Counselor and Certified Passenger Safety Technician. 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 Pediatric Unit
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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.


 Erica Liddell, BS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
Child Life Donation Coordinator
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
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I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Arkansas. My favorite part about being a child life specialist is empowering patients and families. My ultimate hope is that they would feel seen, heard, known, and valued.


sarah barclay childrensSarah Barclay, BLS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
Inpatient Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Evenings
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I have a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a focus in Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Communications from Iowa State University. I completed my child life volunteering, practicum, and internship at INTEGRIS Children’s and am very excited to continue working with the children and families of Oklahoma City. My favorite part about being a Child Life Specialist is the opportunity to provide education and coping skills to ensure the child and family feel empowered, understood, and valued.


 Madeline Lehman, BA, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
Child Life Volunteer Facilitator
Pediatric and Adult Burn Service Line
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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 and have worked as a Child Life Assistant, providing services to patients and families on inpatient rehabilitation units. 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
Foundations of Play Program Coordinator
Outpatient Surgery
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I have a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, a Master of Science in Child Life, and completed my internship hours at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. I am a member of the Association of Child Life Professionals Archives Management group helping document the history of the Child Life Profession. My favorite part about being a child life specialist is working with patients and families to discover what coping skills work best for them both in and out of the hospital setting.  

Child Life SpecialistMillaine Thiel, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
Child Life Special Event Coordinator   
Outpatient Surgery
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I have a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Early Childhood Interventions from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and I completed my Master of Science in Child Life at Edgewood College. My child life internship was completed at Marshfield Children’s Hospital in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.  My favorite part about being a Child Life Specialist is the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of children and families and ensuring they have the best possible experience while in the hospital.


 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 hometown, 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.


Ashley Abraham Child Life SpecialistAshley Abraham, MS, M.Ed., CCLS, RECE

Child Life Specialist I
Emergency Department
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I have a Master of Education as well as a Master of Science in Child Life. My favorite part about being a child life specialist is educating and preparing children in developmentally appropriate ways to help them cope during hospitalization. 


madeline-klozikMadeline Klozik, BS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  
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I have my Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a minor in American Sign Language from Central Michigan University. I completed my internship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. My favorite part of being a child life specialist is witnessing a patient and family feel empowered to utilize their coping skills independently.

Neonatal Intensive Care

Children's at Baptist Medical Center

Pediatric Intensive Care