Meet Child Life On Call

Our team is passionate about creating tools and solutions to empower every child and family facing medical experiences.

Katie Taylor, CCLS

CEO and Founder, Child Life On Call

Even though I supported children and parents day-in and day-out as a child life specialist, it wasn’t until I became a mom myself that I realized just how deeply terrifying and lonely it can be to parent a sick child.

I worked even harder during my shifts, trying to connect with as many families as I could. I felt their pain more deeply, and saw their fear more clearly. And when I passed parents in the waiting room at the end of my workday, I was gutted to know they wouldn’t have the help they deserved.

It was here that the idea for Child Life On Call began to take shape.

By leveraging technology, and putting education and support into an easy-to-use app, I found a way to empower patients, their families, and the care team, and expand access to child life services to people who needed it the most.

The key to better care is here, and it fits in the palm of your hand. Let me show you what the Child Life On Call app can do for you.

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Bachelor of Arts, Penn State University

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Practicum, Children’s National Medical Center

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Internship, Inova Children’s Hospital

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Fellowship, Hem/Onc & Adolescent Medicine, Inova Children’s Hospital

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12+ years Clinical Experience in PICU, ER, Adult, Outpatient, Inpatient Services

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International, National Speaker on Child Life Services

Jim Donovan

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

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40+ years experience as a health care executive

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Managed care consultant for children’s hospitals and pediatric specialists

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Bachelor of Science in Business, University of California-Berkley

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Master’s in Public Health, UCLA

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Stanford Executive Program Graduate

Lauren Holley

Child Life Academic Consultant

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Certified Child Life Specialist

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Adjunct Professor, Athens Technical College

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Bachelor’s Degree, Human and Family Sciences, University of Georgia

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Master’s in Family and Child Studies-Child Life Track, Texas State University

Lyndsey Fedorko

Manager of Operations

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Former Director of Operations for Primrose School of Dripping Springs

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Experienced preschool teacher

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Associate of Arts, Itasca Community College

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Mom to a child with complex medical issues

Child Life On Call Board of Advisors

These highly qualified individuals ensure the delivery of accurate, innovative, and practical resources to every user.

Jamie Gentille, MPH, CCLS

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Certified Child Life Specialist

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Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University

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Master’s in Public Health, Walden University

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System Director of Child Life Services and Community Engagement

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Adjunct professor, George Mason University

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Ambassador, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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Author, Surviving HIV: Growing Up a Secret and Being Positive.

Belinda Hammond, EdD, CCLS, CIMI

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Faculty member and program advisor, Children’s Studies/Child Life Health Program, Eastern Washington University

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Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, California State University-Northridge

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Master’s in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Play Therapy, California State University-Northridge

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Master’s in Sports and Heath Science, American Public University

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Doctor of Educational Leadership, California State University-Fresno

Billy Baker, MPH

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Consultant specializing in managed Medicaid spaces

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Past clients include National Medicaid HMO’s, Government, and Health Systems; Cook County Health and Hospital System

Leslie Lipscomb

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Founder and CEO of Inspired Engagement, LLC

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Healthcare strategist, practice optimization expert, and motivational storyteller

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15+ years industry experience, including 9 years working in the Inova Health system

Jody Thomas, PhD, LCP

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in pediatric medical illness and trauma

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Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, California State University-Northridge

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Adjunct faculty member, Stanford University

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Consultant, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

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Founder, Meg Foundation 

Kami Stone, RN, MSN, CPN

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Director of Pediatrics, St. David’s Children’s Hospital, Austin, TX

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Previous experience as a nursing educator, charge nurse, and emergency room nurse at Texas Children’s in Houston, TX

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Bachelor of Applied Science, Registered Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Master’s Degree, Nursing Administration, The University of Texas at Arlington

Miriam Damvar, CCLS

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Certified Child Life Specialist

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Clinical experience at St. David’s Children’s Hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and Miami Children’s

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Implemented Child Life program at Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Munich, Germany

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Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

Annie Jones, CCLS

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Certified Child Life Specialist

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Clinical experience at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health in Dallas, TX

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Passionate about helping children and families impacted by trauma and bereavement

Dr. Carla Laos, MD

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Medical Director, St. Rose Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Henderson, NV

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Experience in pediatric urgent care, pediatric telemedicine, and school specific telehealth

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Pediatric residency, University of Florida-Jacksonville

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PEM Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX

Lisa Sykes

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Medical Parent, Sickle Cell Anemia

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Business Owner, Lifestyle Influencer

Hannah Lewellen

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Contract Artist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Rhodes College

Meet our Partners

Child Life On Call is proud to recognize and support these outstanding organizations.

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