Child Life Certification Commission (CLCC)

Tracey Craddock

Chair - Monica Gibson, CCLS

Monica Gibson has been a child life specialist for 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Millsaps College (2007) and a Master of Science in Victim Services Management from Sam Houston State University (2017). She began her child life career working at Johns Hopkins and currently works with the University Health System in San Antonio, TX.  Monica has been helping with the child life certification process for over 10 years and is dedicated to serving members through our certification and recertification process.  Within the Child Life Certification Commission, Monica has served in a variety of roles including item writing and reviewing, recertification audits, and exam assembly. During her free time, Monica enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and their young two children, Annabelle and Dean.

Chair-Elect - Tracey Craddock, CCLS

Tracey Craddock is a Certified Child Life Specialist in the emergency department at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania. She received her master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a specialization in child development from West Virginia University. During her sixteen years as a child life specialist, she has worked at hospitals in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. Tracey’s involvement in volunteering with ACLP began in 2014 as a member of the Focus Review Board. Since that time, Tracey has served on the Advanced Professional Development Committee. In 2017, she joined the Child Life Certification Commission and has served on the Item Writing Committee and Communications Committee.



Leslie Daniels

Past Chair - Leslie Daniels, CCLS

Leslie Daniels, CCLS, is a Child Life Manager at Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City, Missouri. Leslie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. For over twenty years, Leslie has worked in direct patient care, primarily serving in critical care areas and the emergency department, and she served as child life internship coordinator. Leslie has played an active role on the CMH Aftercare Committee, providing support to children and adolescents who have experienced the death of a sibling. Leslie holds a certificate in Pediatric Bioethics. Leslie has been active with ACLP, specifically the CLCC, most recently serving as Appeals Chair and Ethics Chair Elect of the Certification Commission. Away from the hospital, Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband, Billy, and her children, Alex, Cheyanne, and John. She also enjoys visiting with family and friends and traveling. 


ACLP President-Elect, Alisha Saavedra, MA, CCLS

Alisha Saavedra (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Training for the Master of Science in Child Life Specialist program at Loma Linda University. She began her career 23 years ago as a child life assistant in the Hematology-Oncology unit at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Alisha has since held a CCLS position in the Hematology-Oncology, Acute Care, and Surgery areas in addition to coordinating practicum and internship programming. Her high regard for educating and providing mentorship to aspiring professionals led her to pursue a position in academia and she has been a full-time educator since 2014. Working in conjunction with students, developing community partnerships, and providing service to others have been focal points of her professional pursuits. 

Alisha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development, Child Life Concentration from the University of LaVerne and a Master of Arts in Psychology, Child Development Concentration from California State University, San Bernardino. She was the recipient of the 2019 Faculty Scholar Educator Award (School of Behavioral Health, Loma Linda University) and values lifelong learning in and outside of the classroom.


Commissioner - Rebecka Dolyniuk, CCLS

Rebecka has been a child life specialist for over fifteen years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Colorado State University before pursuing graduate course work in their Human Development and Family Studies department. Rebecka spent nearly a decade working with the infant, toddler, school age and burn populations at Johns Hopkins Children Center. Prior to starting her family in 2015, she worked in a community hospital in Florida where she split her time between inpatient clinical care and community health outreach and education. She joined the CLCC in 2011. Before stepping into the role of Commissioner, Rebecka served as a member of the Item Writing, Item Review and Exam Assembly committees.

Regina Gohr

Commissioner - Regina Gohr, CCLS

Regina has been a child life specialist for over eleven years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Child Life from Missouri State University. After completing her internship at St. Louis Children's Hospital, she began her career working for eight years at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, MO. Regina spent the majority of her time working with patients and families on the inpatient Pulmonary/CF Unit. She has also spent time working with children and families on the Orthopedic and Gastroenterology Units and Outpatient Surgery. Currently, Regina is a child life specialist at Mercy Children's Hospital in Springfield, MO and is a Parent Educator with the Clever R-5 School District. She has experience and a passion for students and has previously served as the Internship/Practicum coordinator. Regina has been an active member of ACLP since 2009 and has volunteered with CLCC on the Item Writing, Item Reviewer and Exam Assembly Committees before joining the Auditing Committee for the last several years. Regina and her husband, Cody, have two children, Leighton (7) and Brody (4). 


Megan Fisher


Commissioner - Megan Fisher, CCLS

Megan has been a Certified Child Life Specialist since 2003.  She received her bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies from Baylor University.  Megan is now the Child Life Educator at Children's Hospital Colorado.  Prior to her work as the Child Life Educator, Megan worked directly with patients in outpatient cardiology, surgical services, inpatient post-surgical unit as well as the Emergency Department.  Megan began volunteering with the CLCC in 2014 as an Item Writer.  She has also served as an Item Reviewer and Item Writer Coach.  Megan lives in Colorado with her husband and two boys.  


Commissioner- Geri Sehnert, CCLS

Geri has been a child life specialist for over 25 years. She has a BS degree from Northeast Missouri State University (since renamed Truman State University) and an MS degree from University of Rochester in Human Development with a specialization in Developmental Differences.Geri started a one-person program at Tucson Medical Center and worked at Golisano Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Surgical Suite. She is currently working at CompassionNet in Rochester, NY, which is a pediatric palliative home care agency. Geri has served on several CLCC committees, including: Item Writing, Appeals, Communications and is currently chair-elect of the Ethics Committee. When not working, Geri enjoys hanging out with her husband Jim, her fabulous kids Jacob and Maddy and her dog Ranger Randy. She can be found reading, baking bread, running, hiking or walking along the historic Erie Canal in the quaint village of Fairport, NY.


Commissioner - Amber Hill, CCLS

Amber has been a Certified Child Life Specialist since 2007.  She received her bachelor’s degree with honors in Psychology from the University of Kansas, and her master’s in Human Development and Family Studies with emphasis in Child Life from the University of Alabama.  Amber began her child life career working internationally for over 8 years at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.  She has been privileged to work at Shriner’s Hospital Houston, Texas Children’s Hospital, and currently works mainly with the inpatient pediatric burn population at Doctor’s Hospital – JMS Burn Center.  Before stepping in role as Commissioner, Amber has served as member of the item writing, item review, communications, and evidenced based practice committees as well as the webinar advisory group.  Amber currently ives in Georgia with her husband and three children.  

Toni Crowell Petrungaro


Commissioner - Toni Crowell-Petrungaro, CCLS

Toni Crowell-Petrungaro is currently the Child Life Program Director at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Throughout her 25 year career as a child life specialist she has worked in a variety of clinical, academic, and leadership roles spanning three countries -  The United States, Canada, and Qatar. Toni is graduate of Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and received their (inaugural) Alumni Global Impact Award in 2019 for her international contributions to the child life field.  Toni has been volunteering with ACLP since 2000 and with the CLCC since 2016 where she has been part of item-writing, item-review, exam assembly, and appeals. She currently serves as the Chair for the Appeals committee and is a member of exam assembly and ethics. Toni lives in Connecticut with her husband and 8 year-old son, Ethan. 

Commissioner - Sarah Framarin, CCLS

Sarah Framarin is a CCLS III at Baystate Children's Hospital in Springfield, MA. She has worked there for 9 years in the Pediatric Procedure Unit. In the past, she has taught child life courses at Springfield College and a play course at Southern Connecticut State University and she currently serves as Member at Large A on the Board of the New England Child Life Professionals (NECLP). She loves her work with both the Communications and Appeals Committees and is looking forward to her first experience as Chair of the Communications Committee! When she's not working, she loves to read, hike, paddleboard, ski, and spend time with her husband and three children.

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Public Member -Rachel Wenthe

Rachel Wenthe, RN, BSN, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, LSSBB, is Quality + Safety Coordinator for Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, TX.  Rachel has many years’ experience in process and quality improvement, nursing, and leadership; she had previously served as Assistant Vice President of Quality at Cook before stepping back to be home with her children.  She has been the lead coordinator of integrating Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) at Cook when their involvement began in 2012 and was instrumental in leading all of the hospital acquired condition (HAC) improvement groups there, training the staff on Error Prevention and Leadership Methods, and managing the improvement portfolio.  Rachel currently serves as the SPS National CAUTI Co-Leader and a Texas Regional Lead where she helps coordinate the collaboration of harm reduction efforts across the children’s hospitals of Texas.  Rachel enjoys her time with her family which includes her husband, Zack, her 16 year old, Emma, her 6 year old, Phoebe, and her 2 year old, Britton.  She is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and looks forward to their next World Series win.

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Staff Liaison - Ame Enright, ICE-CCP

Ame Enright is the Director of Certification for the Association of Child Life Professionals. Ame has worked on all aspects of the Child Life Certification Program since 2006. For a brief period in 2016, Ame worked as the Associate Director of Certification for the Security Industry Association, but her passion for the child life profession called her back to ACLP in 2017.