9th Annual Kali Whittle Resiliency Conference 2023

Aurora, CO, CO US
August 25, 2023


This course is for CHCO team members only.

A day to connect, learn, and foster resiliency

Healthcare is fast paced, demanding, continually changing and tightly regulated. This combination of factors creates an environment that may lead to burn out, moral distress, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, anxiety and decreased personal satisfaction. This conference brings together experts to support team members by creating opportunities and providing tools to find peace and healing in the midst of caring for others. Participants will report increased knowledge of accessibility and availability of resources to support themselves and others after taking part in this event. 


We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support from the Kali Whittle endowment fund that allows for healthcare providers to learn creative and practical tools to find peace and healing in the midst of caring for others.

We are thankful for the members of the Resiliency and Well-being planning committee and all the event presenters who dedicate their time and talents to support and enhance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of Children’s Hospital Colorado team members.

Vitality Points

Earn up to 50 Vitality Points per session when you mark attendance and complete the session survey.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Ray Cuellar, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org, 720-777-6101
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/25/2023 - 7:30am MDT
Event ends: 
08/25/2023 - 4:30pm MDT

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August 25th
Yoga at Anschutz and North Campus, Walk at South Campus
07:30am - 08:00am
Trauma Informed Care/Trauma Informed Growth
Lauren Eckhart, PsyD and Lyndsay Jensen Gaffey, MA, LPC, ATR
08:30am - 09:15am
Grief in Healthcare
Analise (AJ) Lotz and Josh Whistler, M.Div
09:30am - 10:15am
Gentle Movement for the Body and Mind: Chair Yoga and Guided Meditation
Carmen Martinez, MA, MS, C-IAYT
10:30am - 11:15am
Lead From the Heart*
Kara Schmidt, LCSW
12:00pm - 01:00pm
Breathwork Techniques to Center and Relax
Eileen Yager, MD
12:00pm - 01:00pm
Reflect, Refer, Resilient
Darla Gurry-Levy, LCSW, Karen Jones, MS, RN, HEC-C and Sara Reynolds, M.Div, BCC
01:30pm - 02:15pm
Digging Deep: Exploring Why We Really Do This Work
Erika Croswhite, MA, CCLS
02:30pm - 03:15pm
Thoughtfulness Activity
Helping Hearts Team Member Resource Group
03:30pm - 04:15pm
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO, CO 80045
United States

The series is offered in-person at the Anschutz Medical Campus on the 2nd floor Medical Education and Conference Center, live-streamed to NOC locations and via Zoom for home-based workers.

Live Stream Locations for NOC

  • South: Tennessee
  • CSH: 4th Floor Conference
  • Briargate: Oklahoma & Alabama
  • North Campus: Acorn

Guest Faculty

Kara Schmitt, LCSW
Principal Rocky Mountain Center for Positive Change

Children’s Hospital Colorado
and University of Colorado Faculty

Erika Croswhite, MA, CCLS
Child Life Manager
Integrative and Creative Care Department
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Lauren Eckhart, PsyD
Clinical Director
Colorado Springs Division
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Associate Professor, Clinical Faculty Series
Dept of Psychiatry, CU School of Medicine

Darla Gurry-Levy, LCSW
Director, Team Member Resilience & Well-being
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Lyndsay Jensen Gaffey, MA, LPC, ATR
Director, Patient Care Services
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Karen Jones, MS, RN, HEC-C
Clinical Ethics Program Manager
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Kyla Leone, RDN
Senior Wellness Administrator
Human Resources
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Analise (AJ) Lotz
Bereavement Coordinator
Spiritual Care
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Carmen Martinez, MA, MS, C-IAYT
Yoga Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist
Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Josh Whistler, M.Div
Chaplain, Spiritual Care Team
Co-Leader of REST
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Eileen Yager, MD, FAAP
Clinical Professor Emerita of Pediatrics
Retired Director of Integrative Pain/Symptom Management Clinic
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Continuing Education Credit

Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program for 5.75 contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

Registration, attendance, and submission of an evaluation are required for successful completion. A certificate of attendance will be available upon submission of a completed evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 NCPD

The 8th Annual Kali Whittle Resiliency Conference will be held at the Children’s Hospital Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. This is a great opportunity to network with nurses practicing in a variety of roles and settings throughout the region. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like to exhibit please complete the Exhibitor Reply Form.


If you have any questions or need a Children's Hospital Colorado W9 form please reach out:
Ray Cuellar, 720-777-76101, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org


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This course is for CHCO team members only.

Online registration is closed, but you can still register. If you would like to register please reach out to Ray Cuellar, ray.cuellar@childrenscolorado.org.