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Our Story

At Get Your Play On(line), we’re committed to supporting children through play. Since April 2020, we’ve been working to provide virtual play opportunities to children right from home. We have already evolved so much and we are adding more and more to our platform every day.

 
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Our Mission

Get Your Play On(Line) seeks to create fun, therapeutic activities, and live events, for children and their parents. Created and run by child life students, we strive to grow our organization and provide developmentally appropriate play for all kids.

 

Meet the Team

Our platform is managed by an amazing team!

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Leora Zomick, MS, CCLS

Founding Director
Volunteer Coordinator

Leora is a certified child life specialist living in New Jersey. Leora has a strong background in working with children and coordinating activities. If Leora could be a cereal she would be any kind that comes with a prize inside because those are the most fun!

Elizabeth Roach, CTRS

Cofounder
Content Manager

Liz is a graduate student at Edgewood College from Northeast Iowa. She has completed her child life classes and is in the internship application process. She did her undergrad at the University of Iowa in therapeutic recreation and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Her spirit animal is a corgi because they are short, energetic, stubborn and loving.

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Kelly Harris, M.Ed

Community Outreach Associate

Kelly, from North Carolina, has a master’s degree in Special Education & Child Development. She is currently working as an early intervention service coordinator and applying to child life practicum programs. If she could be any color, she’d be yellow like the sun because she’s warm, happy, and has a bright smile!

MacKenzie Braak, CCLS

Activity Coordinator
Mentor

MacKenzie comes to us from Chancellor, South Dakota. She is a graduate student at Missouri State studying Child Life. She has experience working with kids in lots of settings! If she was able to travel anywhere, she would go to Santorini, Greece!

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Michelle Fritsche, MS

Content Manager
Mentor

Michelle, from Texas, has a masters degree in child life. They have enjoyed working with children in a variety of settings, including as an educator and now as a child life intern in the hospital setting. If they could be a sticker sheet, Michelle would choose to be a page full of rainbows because they make everyone happy!

Ryan Gerdts, MS, CCLS

Content Manager

Ryan is a certified child life specialist from Southern California, but she currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young sons. She first engaged with Get Your Play On(line) as a parent looking for new play ideas for her oldest son during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and is now honored and excited to be a part of the team! If Ryan could have any super power, it would be to be able to fly because of the spectacular views and ability to avoid traffic!

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Sarah-Rose Galucki, CCLS

Virtual Office Manager
Mentor

Sarah-Rose is a Certified Child Life Specialist residing in Maryland. While she currently supports pediatric patients in person, she piloted a virtual internship rotation utilizing teleconferencing via an iPad to provide child life services to patients and families. If Sarah-Rose were to be a type of cereal, she would be Trix because she’s very vibrant in not just the way she dresses, but the way she acts.

 

Volunteers

Our platform is completely volunteer-based. Our volunteers come from all over the United States and Canada.

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Contact Us

At Get Your Play On(line), we’re committed to supporting children through play. Since April 2020, we’ve been working to provide virtual play opportunities to children right from home. If you have any questions or comments feel free to reach out!