Pumphrey elected to Child Life Council Board of Directors
Anita Pumphrey, instructor of human ecology in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences, has been elected to a two-year term as a member-at-large on the Child Life Council’s Board of Directors.
Pumphrey, an active member of the Child Life Council since 1987, has served in a number of roles including chairperson for the CLC’s Education & Training Committee and a member of the Exam Assembly Committee, which reviews and assembles the national Child Life Professional Certifying Examination.
“It is such an honor to be elected by the membership of the Child Life Council to represent their needs to the Board,” Pumphrey said. “It is an exciting time to be involved in making policy decisions that will ensure that our profession continues to grow and change. I’m very proud to represent Louisiana Tech and my students in this work.”
Most of Pumphrey’s work with CLC has involved advocating for quality education in child life. She has also served as a Conference Endorsement Reviewer and has recently been asked to chair the Academic Task Force that will be charged with developing academic standards for all child life academic programs.
Pumphrey says that serving on the Executive Board and chairing the Academic Task Force provides an opportunity to network with internship coordinators and child life programs directors from around the country.
“Bringing that kind of information back to Tech and ensuring that our curriculum is current and forward thinking has strengthened our program, making it respected and recognized around the nation.”
The Child Life Council is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, that represents professionals who provide expertise in helping children and their families overcome some of life’s most challenging events, particularly those related to hospitalization and healthcare.
Established in 1982, CLC’s 4,000 members include child life specialists, university educators and students, hospital administrators and staff, school teachers, and therapeutic recreation specialists.
Written by Dave Guerin