Child Life Team
Erin Roseborough, CCLS
Erin Roseborough is the MIND Institute’s first Child Life Specialist. She attended California State University, Sacramento and received her degree in Child Development.
Erin completed her Child Life Internship with UC Davis Children's Hospital. She began her career at Methodist Hospital, later working at Shriners Children’s Hospital. She joined the staff of the MIND Institute as its first Child Life Specialist in the fall of 2003, starting the volunteer and Child Life Program.
She has created children's programs here such as Sibling Support Group, Camp MIND, Family Time at the MIND, Volunteer Appreciation and the Annual Thank You Party. Erin strives to reduce the negative impact of stressful or traumatic life events and situations that affect the development, health and well-being of infants, children, youth and families.
Veronica Tuss, M.S, CCLS
Veronica is a Certified Child Life Specialist with experience in child development, education, therapeutic intervention, healthcare, community engagement and program development.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Child Development and Counseling at California State University, Sacramento and received her Master’s in Child Life at the University of La Verne. She completed her clinical internship at Yale and has previously worked as a CCLS for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, specializing in surgical and outpatient care.
She is dedicated and passionate about combining theoretical knowledge with compassion, advocacy, social engagement and innovation to elevate programming and support for children at the MIND Institute.
In addition to her role, she serves as Coordinator for the Volunteer Program at the MIND Institute and continues to provide support to hospitalized children both inpatient and outpatient outside of the MIND Institute.
The Child Life Program is supported by students through a partnership with the UC Davis Campus. Our students contribute to the departments goals by providing play opportunities to patients, managing resources and providing direct support for special events and programming to our Child Life Specialists.