Meet the Team

Leora Zomick, MS, CCLS

Founding Director

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, Programming Coordinator

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.

Katie Czarnik, RBT

Cofounder, Social Media Coordinator

Katie has her Bachelor’s degree in child development. She is working on pursuing a masters furthering her education in development while working as an RBT. She lives on a farm in Michigan where she owns way too many Legos. Katie's favorite playtime activity is dress-up because she loves to dress up in costumes and be silly!

Danielle Agleam, RBT

Programing Associate, Content Manager

Danielle will be graduating soon with her Bachelors in Psychology and minor in Health. In her home state of Texas, she completed her child life practicum and is in the process of applying for internships. She has experience with children both in the clinical and non-clinical setting. If Danielle was a toy she would be a unicorn bubble machine because she loves unicorns and bubbles.

Jordana Lumerman

Programing Associate, Content Manager

Jordana is from New York and is currently the child life intern at Maimonides Children's Hospital in Brooklyn. She loves working with children of all ages, but especially adolescents. Jordana has experience with children in hospitals, both in- and out-patient, and well-children. Jordana's favorite toy is an ExerSaucer because a child plays and uses all five senses.

MacKenzie Braak, CLA, RBT

Programing Associate, Content Manager

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!

Michelle Fritsche, MS

Programing Associate, Content Manager

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 practicum student 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!

Sarah-Rose Galucki

Programing Associate, Content Manager

Sarah-Rose is a Child Life student from Maryland. She has volunteered with two different hospitals, completed a child life practicum, and is working toward meeting her child life internship hours. 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.

Sydney Grant, MSW, LCSW

Programing Associate, Content Manager

Sydney is from Chicago, Illinois, and has a background in social work as well as coordinating camps. Sydney has lots of experience working with kids from all walks of life! If she could have any super power she would want to talk to animals because she has always wondered what her dog is thinking!

Taylor Parks

Programing Associate, Content Manager

Taylor is a North Carolina native who studied Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child, Youth, and Family Development. Taylor will be completing her child life practicum this summer. If she could be any toy she would be Play-Doh because she is able to keep children entertained for an endless amount of time, fun to play with, and easily able to mold herself to fit into any situation where she is needed.

 
 
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