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Our Child Life Specialists

3000 New Bern Avenue, 27610 | 919-350-8000 | Map & Directions

Child Life Specialists help children cope with the stress and anxiety that often accompanies a hospital experience.

You might spot us in many different places throughout the hospital system, including the Children's Emergency Department, the Pediatric Unit, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Day Surgery.

Who are Child Life Specialists?
Each child life specialist has a bachelor's degree in child life, child development, recreational therapy, or related field. After completing 480 hours of paid work or internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist, they must pass a Child Life Council board examination to be certified. Learn more about what this team does at WakeMed.

 

Julie - Certified Child Life Specialist
Pediatric Surgical Services
Office phone: (919) 350-7166
 
BS in Child, Adult, and Family Services, Iowa State University
Internship: Wolfson Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL

 

 Kathleen, Child Life Services - WakeMed

Kathleen - Certified Child Life Specialist
Pediatric Surgical Services
Office phone: (919) 350-7166

BS in Child Development, Appalachian State University
Internship:  WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC

 

Susan, Child Life Services - WakeMed

Susan - Certified Child Life Specialist
Pediatrics / Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Office phone: (919) 350-8832

BA in English, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
MS in Therapeutic Recreation, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Graduate Assistantship: UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC 

 

Sunisha, Child Life Services - WakeMed 

Sunisha - Certified Child Life Specialist
Pediatrics / Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Office phone: (919) 350-8832

BS in Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education, East Carolina University
MS in Child Life, East Carolina University
Internship:  Kidz First Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

 

 Erin, Child Life Services - WakeMed Erin - Certified Child Life Specialist
Children's Emergency Department
Office phone: (919) 350-7970

BS in Child Life, East Carolina University
Internship: WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC 

 

 

 Anna, Child Life Services - WakeMed Anna - Certified Child Life Specialist
Children's Emergency Department
Office phone: (919) 350-7970

BS in Child Development and Family Studies, Berry College
Internship: Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia

 

 

 Erin, Child Life Services - WakeMed Erin - Certified Child Life Specialist
Casual Pool-Children's Emergency Department
Office phone: (919) 350-7970

BS in Child Life, East Carolina University
Internship: WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC 

 

 

 Christen, Child Life Services, WakeMed

Christen - Certified Child Life Specialist
Casual Pool-Rotates Units

BS in Child Life, East Carolina University
Internship:  Kidz First Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

 

 

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