Barbara Romito, MA, CCLS, has served as the Director, Child Life Program at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the past 29 years. She oversees child life services and family centered care, developing innovative programs to enhance psychosocial care for children and families. She has lectured extensively to a variety of interdisciplinary groups and published research studies on psychosocial care of children and families. She received her MA in family studies from Montclair State University, has served on the boards of The Child life Council, Child Life of Greater NY, and is currently the Association of Child Life Professionals’ liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Hospital Care. She is an adjunct instructor at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pediatrics and an adjunct faculty member at Bank Street College of Education.