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Rachel 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.
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.
Micaela Cotas, MS, CCLS
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.
Meghan Landry, MS, CCLS
Member at Large B
Memorial Children's Medical Center
Meghan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Siena College and a Master’s
Degree in Child Life & Family Studies from Wheelock College. She started as a Certified Child Life Specialist in
the Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics at The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center in Albany NY in 2014 which included
Pediatric Pulmonary, Endocrine, Rheumatology, GI, and many others as well as two infusion centers and dialysis. She
was also part of a research study regarding utilization of Child Life during continuous glucose monitor insertions.
In January 2018, Meghan transitioned to the Pediatric Emergency Department at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
in Worcester, MA.