Catherine Rogers, MA, Craniofacial Family Liaison
What’s the best thing about working at Seattle Children’s?
For me, the best thing is having the opportunity to be involved with the Craniofacial team and become acquainted with families who are affiliated with the center.
What do you like most about the work you do in the Craniofacial Center?
What I like most about my work at Children's is meeting families. I also enjoy working on the Craniofacial newsletter and hope to continue providing a medium for sharing common experiences, resources and current information among the Craniofacial team and families.
What makes Children’s Craniofacial Center unique?
Children's Craniofacial Center is unique because of the high value it places on the family of every child. It values the parents' and families' experience so much that it has a parent on its team... me! In my role as the Craniofacial Family Liaison, I’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our Craniofacial families and solicit feedback for the team about what we’re doing right — and what we could do better.
Also, as editor of the Family Faces newsletter, I plan to include tips and stories from our families on how to handle everything from staring to preparing your child for school. It’s always great to know that you and your child aren’t alone — someone else has probably experienced similar challenges and come up with winning solutions. I hope I can be a great resource for our families, especially for those whose children have been newly diagnosed with craniofacial disorders.
What made you want to come to Children’s?
I wanted to come to Children's because of my long (15 years') experience with the Craniofacial team as a parent. The respect and support my son Jack (14 years old and affected by a bilateral cleft lip and palate) and our family has received from the team here has been phenomenal. My hope is to continue and further enhance communication between families and the team.
What do people say when they find out you work here?
When people hear I work at Children's they say "congratulations." The hospital has a great reputation as a provider of healthcare services and as a place to work.