Public Member - Tanya Hentschel
Tanya Hentschel has been a paraprofessional for 12 years at Forest City Regional. She is married to George for 23 years and they have two beautiful children, Kaitlyn 18 & Brady 14. In 2000, Kaitlyn made her appearance into the world six weeks early. Hours after, she was helicoptered to Geisinger Health System, in Danville, Pennsylvania for surgery. Two weeks later she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. During later visits to Geisinger Health System, Tanya and her family were introduced to and came to love the child life staff.
Throughout the last 18 years Kaitlyn was hospitalized numerous times. During each of these, a Child Life Specialist has been involved. Tanya’s family has seen firsthand what a wonderful impact the child life team has on families. As Kaitlyn transitioned to "adult world", she said that she would miss child life the most! The Hentschels are thankful for all that child life specialists have done for them.
In their free time, the Hentschels enjoy camping, riding a side-by-side and watching movies. Brady plays on a travel soccer team so they spend a lot of time cheering him on. In July 2018, Kaitlyn started at Bloomsburg University where she majors in Mass Communications.