Education and Training
Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
BA in Psychology - The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
Titles and Academic Titles
Child Life Specialist
Departments and Services
Posters and Presentations
Lectures by Invitation
McGinnis A. Brothers and Sisters: Supporting Siblings of Hospitalized Children Through Weekend Programming. CHOP Child Life Conference: It Takes a Village; 2016; Philadelphia, PA.
McGinnis A. Fun-damental Challenges: Exploring the Roadblocks and Solutions to Providing Therapeutic Play Experiences in the Hospital. CLC 32nd Annual Conference on Professional Issues; 2014; New Orleans, LA.
Editorial and Academic Positions
Institutional and Academic Committees
2016, Bladder Extrophy International Conference Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2013-2016, Prep and Coping Committee Goal Group, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2013-present, Staffing Solutions, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2012-present, Sibshops Facilitator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2013-present, Intern Skills Lab Facilitator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2014-2016, 4East/4South Pain Team Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2014-2016, December Donations Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Leadership and Memberships
2009 - present, The Association of Child Life Professionals
Patient Experience Ratings
About the Patient Experience Rating System
The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments.
Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care.
The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.