Faculty Profile:

Kirsten GetchellChild Life Clinical and Program ManagerBoston Children's Hospital

Kirsten Getchell holds a degree in Human Development with a Concentration in Child Life and a Master’s degree in Family Centered Care from Wheelock College. Kirsten served as a Child Life Specialist on the Infant/Toddler Surgical Unit and Solid Organ Transplant Unit for 14 years, and then transitioned to the role of Child Life Specialist for Trust, Marketing, and Special Events. In addition, Kirsten has presented at numerous conferences nationally (ACLP, Surgical Nurses Association) and internationally (Pediatric Transplant Association- Turkey, Poland, and Montreal). Kirsten was most recently promoted to a Child Life Clinical and Program Manager – supervising over 15 staff members including child life, music therapy, artist in residence, and more.