The CLC Board of Directors provides governance and oversight for CLC operations and initiatives. The role of each Board member is to act in the best interest of the organization as a whole and to exercise the legal and financial duties of stewardship. It is vital to the growth and success of the organization that strong and committed individuals are elected to leadership positions.
CLC follows a best practice approach to board elections, in which the Nominating Committee undertakes a formal process to review candidates and develop a final recommended slate to present to the membership. This slate of candidates includes one recommended individual for each available position.
For the 2016 election, the CLC Nominating Committee will consider all candidates whose names were put forward during the nominations process. In order to be eligible for consideration, a candidate must be a Certified Child Life Specialists and a CLC member in good standing, with demonstrated leadership abilities and a history of active engagement in the organization and/or the child life profession. For more information about the skills and attributes of a desirable candidate for the Board of Directors, please refer to Criteria/Attributes for CLC Board Members.
2016 Board of Directors Positions & Responsibilities
All Child Life Council Board of Directors candidates must accept certain responsibilities and possess key qualifications to be considered for a position on the Board. General information about all Board of Directors positions are outlined on the Board Position Information page. For the elections in 2016, there are five available positions: President-Elect, Secretary, two Director positions, and Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC) Chair-Elect.
Detailed position descriptions are available for review.
Carla Oliver, MSW, CCLS - Committee Chair
Children's Hospital Colorado
Kimberly Allen, MS, CCLS
Medical College of Georgia, Children's Medical Center
Bonnie Bishop, CCLS
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Elana Brewer, MS, CCLS
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Shawna Grissom, MS, CCLS, CEIM
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Jaime Holliman, DrPH, MA, CCLS
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Susan Marchant, MA, CCLS
Megan Nguyen, CCLS
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Jim Gandorf, CAE (Staff Liaison)
Child Life Council
Colleen Maguire (Staff Resource)
Child Life Council