Sarah Bournique, CCLS
Sarah Bournique currently works at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida, where she is operating as a one-person child life program. She provides services to the PICU, Peds, Peds ER, Radiology, and NICU. In additional to her primary responsibilities, she also leads the NICU Cuddler program at her hospital. Sarah was born and raised in Indiana, completed her Bachelor of Science Degree at Ball State University and has been a Certified Child Life Specialist for two years. She completed a practicum at Beacon Children’s Hospital and an internship at HSHS St. Vincent’s Children’s Hospital. Sarah enjoys implementing child life interventions in multiple different settings as well as working with children and adolescents of all ages. She stays active in the child life community by being members of both the ACLP as well as the FACLP (Florida Association of Child Life Professionals). Sarah is most passionate about having the opportunity to empower young patients to cope through difficult procedures and situations. In Sarah’s free time, she loves reading, going to the beautiful Florida beaches, and spending time with friends. Read Sarah's essay about her conference experience.