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Pediatric Council
The Pediatric Council represents a group of individuals committed to engaging with one another, sharing ideas and expanding the engagement of pediatric patient experience (PX) leaders in The Beryl Institute community.


Council Co-Chairs

Jan Althouse, CPXP

Patient Experience Manager
Cook Childrens Health Care System
Fort Worth, TX

Barbara Burke

Senior Director, Patient-Family Experience
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Sandra Schultz, CPXP

Customer Service Manager
CHOC Children's

Orange, CA

Council Members

Anna Ahrens

Director, Mary Bridge Children's Experience & TranMultiCare Health
Tacoma, WA

Megan Chavez

Vice President, Patient and Family Experience, Cook Children's
Fort Worth, TX

Mary Lynn Elsmo

Director of Patient Experience & Guest Services, Children's National Hospital
Washington, DC

Elena Gonzalez

Experience Improvement Manager, Stanford Children's Health Lucile Health Packard Children's Hospital Stanford 
Palo Alto, CA

Brennan Lewis

Director, Patient Family Education & Engagement, Children's Health
Dallas, TX

Leslie Moore, CPXP

Specialty Nurse, Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, AR

Lisa Schiller, CPXP

Director, Patient Relations/Service Excellence, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Katie Taff, CPXP

Manager, Patient & Family Engagement, Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Tina Arcidiacono, CPXP

Sr. Director, Patient Experience, Nemours Children's Health System
Wilmington, DE

Darla Cohen, CPXP

Program Manager Riley Patient and Family Experience, Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, IN

Anjalee Galion

Section Chair / Associate Director Comprehensive Sleep Program, CHOC Childrens' Hospital
North Tustin, CA

Erika Holliday

Past President of the Family Advisory Board, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Homewood, IL

Cherie Lytle, CPXP

Patient Experience Manager, Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Janine Patton

Certified Child Life Specialist, Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX


Taylor Sewell

Associate Medical Director, Patient Experience, New York-Presbyterian 
New York, NY

Darlene Barkman

Family Consultant, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Janet Cross, CPXP

Administrative Director, Pt.& Family-Centered Care, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN

Susan Gilland

Assistant Manager, Patient & Family Experience, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Hartford, CT

Christine Kouri

Manager, Patient Experience, CHEO
Ottawa, Ontario

Laura McDonagh

Director, Northwell Health Cohen Childrens Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

Teresa Prouty

Family Partnership Coordinator, Dayton Children's Hospital
Dayton, OH

Hilary Spurgeon

Patient Family Experience Program Manager, Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, AR


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