Emily is the lead Child Life Specialist at Nemours Children’s Hospital. Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Child Life from The University of Missouri. Emily has provided child life services to pediatric patients and their families in a variety of areas including: emergency department, medical imaging, inpatient rehab and inpatient pediatrics. Emily is the co-director of the REACH Program at Nemours which provides individualized care for children on the Autism Spectrum or with similar conditions. Emily is a current member of the Florida Association of Child Life Professionals Executive Board and is an active member of the Association of Child Life Professionals. She has presented at the Annual Association of Child Life Professionals Conference in 2017 and 2018 and was awarded the FHA Innovation of the Year in Patient Care Award for the REACH Program in 2017.