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Meet the Child Life Team

Mike Biddle, RN, BSN
Director of Service Excellence
Phone: (313) 745-6054

Sinéad Nimmo, BA, CCLS (please direct inquiries regarding special events & donations to Sinéad Nimmo)
Child Life Project Specialist
Special Events/ Donations
Phone: (313) 745-5364
Email:  snimmo2@dmc.org

Child Life Specialists

Bria Bonner, BA, CCLS
Unit: Radiology
Phone: 313-745-6394

Stefanie Brooks, BS, CCLS
Unit: Endocrine, Pulmonary, Neurology, Neurosurgery
Phone: (313) 966-2318

Hannah Carroll, BAA, CCLS
Unit: Burn/Surgery, Rehabilitation
Phone: 313-966-2318

Alex Cyr, BA, CCLS
Unit: Same Day Surgery
Phone (313)993-0899

Alexis DeForest, BS, CCLS
Unit: Emergency Department
Phone: (313) 745-4393

Tiffany Heinz, BA, CCLS
Unit: Hematology/Oncology & Burn Clinics
Phone: (313) 745-4456

Maria Sherry, BA, MA, CCLS
Unit: Cardiology, PICU
Phone: 313-966-2318

Olivia Oldham, BA, CCLS
Unit: Urology Clinic
Phone: (313) 745-5234

Channél Ozias, BS, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist
Unit: Hematology, Oncology, Nephrology, Protective Care & Transplant
Phone: (313) 745-9263

Maureen Stys, BA, CCLS, CIMI, CPST
Senior Child Life Specialist
Unit: Infectious Disease, Infant/Toddler
Phone: (313) 745-1124

Laura Walker, BA, CCLS
Unit: Emergency Department
Phone (313) 745-4393

Child Life Assistants

Marissa Ley
Phone: (313) 745-5365

Sara Konieczny
Phone: (313) 745-5312

Wandena Swartz, MBA
Phone: (313) 745-5365

School Teachers

Loraine Hodgson, MA
Detroit Public Schools
Phone: (313) 745-1124

Denise Rudzki, Ph.D.
Phone: (313) 745-5652

Art Therapist

Victoria Goldsmith, MA, LLPC, ATR
Phone: (313) 745-5312

Music Therapists

Erica Cyrul, MT-BC, NICU-MT
Phone: (313) 745-5312

Jody Conradi Stark, Ph.D., MT-BC
Phone: (313) 745-5312

Yoga Therapist

Lisa Ballo, BS, C-IAYT, E-RYT500
Phone: (313) 966-9978

For practicum & internship program inquiries, please email DMCChildlife@dmc.org