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Alley, BS, CCLS
Rachel received her BS degree in Rehabilitation
Services with a concentration in pediatrics from Springfield College. She has worked at Baystate Children's Hospital
since 1992. She originally started the in-hospital school program, co-facilitated a school-age bereavement group for 7 years,
and primarily works inpatient with the infant/toddler population. Rachel also coordinates the student internship program
at Baystate and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
Swartz, MS, CCLS, CEIM
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Karen Swartz is a Certified Child Life Specialist. She received both
her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Wheelock College: a BS in Human Development with a concentration in Child
Life and a MS in Child Life and Family-Centered Care. She has worked at Hasbro since 1999, starting as the Child Life
Specialist coordinating the STARBRIGHT World Computer Program. She now works in the Pediatric GI and Nutrition Clinic,
the Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma/Allergy Clinic, and the Cardiac Clinic, as well as coordinating the IBD patient support group.
In addition, Karen is a member of the Medical Board of Advisors for Team IMPACT, and is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
Micaela received both her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Child
Life at Wheelock College, Boston, MA. She previously worked in the Pediatric Department at Joslin Diabetes Center for over
seven years and per diem in the Emergency Department at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. In July 2017, Micaela
became the CCLS in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UMass. Micaela presented at the 2017 ACLP National Conference and
has participated in the ACLP mentorship program.
Sarah Framarin, M. Ed., CCLS, CTRS
Member at Large A
Baystate Children's Hospital
Sarah has served as a child life specialist in the Pediatric Procedure Unit at Baystate Children's Hospital since
2012. In addition to her patient care responsibilities at Baystate, she is the Child Life Practicum Coordinator, is a member
of the hospital-wide Patient Experience Committee and the Infant Safe Sleep Committee and is responsible for interviewing
incoming Pedi Pal volunteers. She is a member of ACLP's Child Life Certification Commission, currently serving on the Communications
Committee. Sarah has been an adjunct professor of child life courses at Springfield College since 2015 and at Southern Connecticut
State University since 2018.
Kris Bruneau, CCLS
UMass Memorial Children's
Kris has a Bachelors degree in English
and Psychology from Williams College, but found her passion when she discovered child life and completed her internship at
Children's Medical Center Dallas. Previously she worked as a Child Life Specialist/Care Ambassador at Joslin Diabetes
Center. She has worked at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center since 2008, first in the pediatric outpatient clinics
and now on the inpatient unit. She also serves as the Internship Coordinator for the child life program at UMass and is a
Certified Playmaker through the Life is Good Playmakers.