We’re excited to announce the launch of the Standish Foundation for Children “Family-Centered Care Fellowship Program.” The goal is to create an avenue for educational exchange which enhances a provider’s knowledge, skills and confidence in delivering child and family-centered healthcare. The program also aims to increase community connections to promote sustainability and cross-cultural support for healthcare providers on a global level.
- Mutually determine sustainable outcomes
- Utilize reflective practice approach to problem-solving
- Maintain an environment of trust and respect
The program is mentee led, meaning the mentee individual/group provides the direction and amount of collaboration required to meet agreed needs, based on communication and collaboration with mentor(s).
Qatar based, Kasey Reinhardt, CCLS, and BobbiJo Pansier, CCLS are the volunteers and program managers. The first cohort will be health psychologists from Tbilisi, Georgia led by our partner Khatuna Dolidze, Ph.D., CCLS.
Meet our Team:
BobbiJo Pansier, MPH, CCLS, CTRS
Passionate about global, cross-cultural psychosocial care within hospitals, BobbiJo has extensive experience both domestically within the United States and abroad, in South Africa, Qatar, and Georgia. BobbiJo has her masters in Public Health, is a Certified Child Life Specialist, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and a Certified Car Seat Technician. For the past 10+ years, BobbiJo has led and assisted in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs focused on improving and enhancing the healthcare experience for children and their families. Over the years, she has been an active participant in several associations, committees and foundations focused on cultivating positive change around family-centered care initiatives. BobbiJo continues to seek opportunities to collaborate with healthcare clinicians/practitioners around the world to allow for continued learning, growth, and advancements in the area of psychosocial care for hospitalized children and the entire family unit.
Kasey Reinhardt, CCLS
Originally from North Carolina, Kasey identified a passion for working with children early on in life. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with degrees in Child and Family Development and Psychology and shortly afterward became a Certified Child Life Specialist. With experience working across a variety of hospital settings in the US, she soon began to expand her practice globally as a volunteer with Operation Smile, through her work with The Standish Foundation and is currently living and working as a child life specialist in Doha, Qatar.
Kasey is dedicated to improving pediatric psychosocial healthcare and particularly passionate about global outreach. Kasey continues to seek opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals to make a positive impact through education regarding the benefits of patient and family-centered care.
Khatuna Dolidze, PhD, MS, CCLS
Driving home from the clinic at the end of each day to rejoin her daughter, son, and husband, Khatuna Dolidze thinks of the words of Astrid Lindgren, “If I have brightened up even one gloomy childhood- then I am satisfied”.
Mrs. Dolidze grew up in a big family in Georgia, an ancient Christian country rich with folklore, music, theatre, art and wine traditions. A highly independent infant, her family recalls her tirelessly running around the handmade baby walker invented by her grandfather. As a pioneer in the psychosocial care of hospitalized children in Georgia, some might say, “she hasn’t stopped running!”
After graduating as a psychologist from Tbilisi State University, Mrs. Dolidze created the Baltic region’s first art therapy project designed to assess and support hospitalized children.