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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 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
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
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. 


 Madeline Pepin, BA, CLS

Child Life Specialist I
Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Evenings
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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
Outpatient Surgery
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I have a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and a Master of Science in Child Life. My favorite part about being a child life specialist is working with patients and families to discover what coping skills work best for them. 


Millaine Thiel, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist I
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.

 

 

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