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Meet Your Instructors

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor is a certified child life specialist, podcast host and CEO + Founder Child Life On Call. With the expertise of a child life specialist and the heart of a momma, Katie's passion is supporting parents, kids and the care team with the tools they deserve so they can go from overwhelmed to empowered during medical situations. With over a decade of in-hospital experience, Katie has helped hundreds of families cope with and navigate challenging life events. Katie graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and has studied and worked at facilities like Children's National Medical Center, Inova Children's Hospital, Dell Children's Medical Center and in a leadership role at St. David's Children's Hospital. She is now the CEO and Founder of Child Life On Call LLC.

CCLS in Academia Instructor

Lauren Holley

Lauren Holley is a Certified Child Life Specialist who is currently a professor at a local college in Georgia teaching within the Early Childhood Care and Education department. Lauren worked clinically for four and a half years with most of her experience supporting patients and families with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Emergency Department at a level 1 trauma center. She is currently working on a group research project within the field of Child Life and also mentors Child Life students. Lauren lives with her husband, Ben, their daughter Raegan and their rescue dog, Kirby.