Transitions Kids Team

Leadership Team

LILY GILLMOR, MSPC, BSN, RN, CHPPN

Lily Gillmor, MSPC, BSN, RN, CHPPN

Associate VP of Palliative Care & Kids

If I could have one superpower, I would choose Empathic Power Randomization: the ability to gain random powers based on one’s emotions. Emotions are such a powerful part of who we are, and I think being able to express them in tangible superpower ways would be awesome.

LASHANDRA MCLAUGHLIN, DSW, LCSW, AHPSW-C

LaShandra McLaughlin, DSW, LCSW, AHPSW-C

Program Manager

If I could have one superpower, it would be Power Bestowal: the ability to bestow powers or jump-start latent powers. I choose this superpower because nurturing people’s gifts and hidden potential creates a constellation of magic that expands far beyond what can be reached by an individual.

SOPHIA PARASCHOS, MD

Sophia Paraschos, MD

Pediatric Medical Director
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Physician

I turned to my trusted universe of Harry Potter for an answer. Apparition (the power to disappear and reappear in a different place instantly) would significantly cut down on time to be where we are most needed in the most timely fashion – a truly useful power in our line of work.

KRISTEN ADELMAN, BSN, RN, CHPPN

Kristen Adelman, BSN, RN, CHPPN

Team Lead

If I could choose a superpower, I would choose Infinite Energy and the ability to transmit that energy to others. If my energy were limitless, I would never become tired or depleted, and I could share that with anyone I encountered – especially caregivers.

ZACH NUSBAUM, M.DIV.

Zach Nusbaum, M.Div.

Pediatric Palliative Care Specialist – Preceptor

If I could have a superpower, I would choose Realm-Walking, the ability to easefully travel to (and fully adapt to) any realm or dimension in creation. There is such an abundance of mystery, and I would like to be able to explore it without restraint and bring back some of that magic and wonder to this place where we are.

Pediatric Palliative Care Team

Medical Support Specialists

EMILY PARKER, BSN, RN, CPN

Emily Parker, BSN, RN, CPN

Medical Support Specialist

There are many superpowers that I would love to possess, and they all bring with them advantages, but I decided on the superpower of Omni-Lingualism. With this superpower, I could instantly learn, speak, and understand any language fluently. If I had this power, I could communicate with any family regardless of where they are from or what language they speak. Until I acquire this superpower, I will continue to use interpreters.

ALLIE LINDAHL, MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Allie Lindahl, MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Medical Support Specialist & Data Analyst

My superpower would be Mind Reading – I could help people address concerns they didn’t know how to bring up, and I could break up my kids’ arguments before they even start!

ALEX STEPHENS, RN

Alex Stephens, RN

Medical Support Specialist

If I got to choose any superpower, I would have to pick telepathic communication. It would be so cool to know what people are thinking and/or feeling, without even saying a word! Plus, it would make it much easier to know how to help family, friends, and patients when they need it.

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen, MBA, MSN, RN

Clinical Liaison

My superpower would be the ability to copy skills or techniques. It would be fun to try and master new things like sports or instruments. Also, to master more practical skills like cooking, to make delicious food and cuisines from all over the world.

Family Support Specialists

BRIAN H. SARTOR, M.DIV.

Brian H. Sartor, M.Div.

Family Support Specialist

If I could have a superpower, I would choose to be able to Make Time Stand Still, so I would always have the afternoon.

JESSE SORRELL, M.DIV.

Jesse Sorrell, M.Div.

Family Support Specialist

I would choose the superpower Translate Animal Communications because animals amaze me, and humans have much to learn from other animals.

SIENA BUCKLEY, MSW, LCSWA

Siena Buckley, MSW, LCSWA

Family Support Specialist

If I had a superpower, I would want it to be teleportation so that I could travel the world, see places I have always wanted to see, and visit people that I don’t get to see often enough.

MARIAH BOUDREAUX, MSW, LSCWA

Mariah Boudreaux, MSW, LSCWA

Family Support Specialist

My superpower would be zoolingualism, the ability to talk to animals. With this superpower, I could support rescue pets and learn their stories.

Towanda Gardner

Towanda Gardner, DCC, LCAS

Pediatric Support Specialist – Individual and Family Counselor

If I had a superpower, it would be the ability/power to heal the world of diseases, sicknesses, hatred, and racism and promote health, equality, and love within the world.

Louisa Walter

Louisa Walter, MSW, LCSW

Family Support Specialist

If I could have any superpower it would be telepathy. I’d love to be able to understand the thoughts/wishes/worries of others without having to rely on traditional means of communication. With this superpower, I also wouldn’t have to worry about language barriers and could communicate with people from anywhere!

On-Call Team

KELSEY SCHIMMEL, RN

Kelsey Schimmel, RN

On-Call Nurse & Resource Coordinator

If I could have one superpower, it would be Multi-Location. As the mom of three young kids who is attempting to work from home, it would be amazing to be able to devote my full attention to one task at a time as opposed to doing three to four at a time!

ZACH CARLETON, RN

Zach Carleton, RN

On-Call Nurse

I’d go with…the ability understand and speak any language fluently – Omni-Lingualism – because it would make traveling a breeze!

MIA DEL MOORE, BSN, RN

Mia Del Moore, BSN, RN

On-Call Nurse

My superpower would be time travel—I have always felt as though I should have been born in the 70’s and I love that funky era. Also—this way I could meet loved ones from the past and future that I have always wanted to know.

PAMELA MCDONALD, MSN, RN

Pamela McDonald, MSN, RN

On-Call Nurse

My superpower would be unlimited access to sound waves so I can hear music and voice from any culture in human history.

KRISTEN BALBONI, BSN, RN

Kristen Balboni, BSN, RN

On-Call Nurse

I would choose elastigirl abilities (super stretching) because then I would always be within reaching distance of a snack. It would also be helpful to reach the top shelves without having to climb on things.

CHERISE MCMANUS, RN

Cherise McManus, RN

On-Call Nurse

If I could have a superpower, I would choose Weather Manipulation because I am a cool and rainy type of person and don’t like the heat or humidity. So, being able to choose how the temperature can be is a fantasy.

Megan Whitaker

Megan Whitaker, RN

On-Call Nurse

I would fly as my super power! If I could fly I could travel to wherever I want, all around the world. And I wouldn’t have to worry about paying for gas or tickets for a plane or train or subway. Plus, no waiting in traffic!

Bereavement Team

KENNETRA IRBY BRACKETT, M.DIV., MSW, LCSW

Kennetra Irby Brackett, M.Div., MSW, LCSW

Bereavement Team Lead

My superpower would be Benevolent Materialization. At any moment, in any place, I could make anything manifest – whether an idea, a meal, or an inner song! If it is for the good of the person in my presence, I could make it appear.

MARQUIA GREEN, MTS

Marquia Green, MTS

Pediatric Bereavement Specialist – Grief Counselor

If I had a superpower, it would be super senses, which allows me to heighten my senses when necessary to see, hear, feel, smell, and taste what’s not easily recognizable. It would allow me to capture the deeply rooted things that have yet to come to the surface and give me the advantage of finding ways to help others heal.

Physician Team

ADAM KETNER, MD

Adam Ketner, MD

Pediatric Physician

If I could have a superpower, I would choose Forced Perspective Taking. I think the world would be a better place if we all were required to get out of our own heads, let go of our self-centric natural tendencies, and try to understand other’s points of view with an authentic kindness.

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