Anne Thomas

Anne joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2024 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In this role, Anne will assist in providing day-to-day clinical and administrative services including rooming patients, phlebotomy, cleaning and preparing exam rooms, answering phone calls, and scheduling appointments.

Before joining the Clinic, Anne worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in pediatric, home health, and nursing home settings.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, go hiking, visit the beach, and cook new recipes (she’s a self-proclaimed foodie!).

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

I am passionate about the Clinic because I like to give back to the community. I have a passion for helping others and those in need. Kids with genetic disorders hold a special place in my heart due to my nursing work in the pediatric home care setting.

Anne’s Credentials

Education & Certifications

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • 2008  Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Practical Nursing Program

Professional Experience

  • LPN, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
  • LPN Pediatric Home Health Nurse, Bayada Home Healthcare
  • LPN Pediatric Home Health Nurse, Maxim Healthcare
  • LPN Pediatric Home Health Nurse, Southeastern Home Health Services
  • LPN Supervisor, Chatham Acres Nursing Home
  • Certified Nursing Assistant/Activities Assistant/LPN, Adult Care of Chester County

Professional Associations

  • Member of the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Member of the National Association for Practical Nurses Education and Service

Sarah Thomas, RMA

Sarah joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2023 as a Medical Assistant. In this role, Sarah will assist in providing day-to-day clinical and administrative services including rooming patients, phlebotomy, cleaning and preparing exam rooms, answering phone calls, and scheduling appointments.

Prior to joining the Clinic, Sarah worked as a Medical Assistant in family medicine and occupational medicine practices and at a regional hospital.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking or going for a walk with her kids. She also enjoys visiting the beach and family who live out of town.

 

Sarah’s Credentials

Education & Certifications

  • Registered Medical Assistant
  • 2020  Purdue University Global, Medical Assistant

Professional Experience

  • Registered Medical Assistant, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Occupational Medicine
  • Registered Medical Assistant, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Family Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Occupational Medicine
  • Patient Care Assistant, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Lancaster Regional Hospital

Alexis McVey, BSN, RN, CPN

Alexis joined the Clinic for Special Children as a Nurse in 2021. She was promoted to Nursing Director in 2024. As the Clinic’s Nursing Director, Alexis works within our clinical team to provide exceptional patient care, oversees our nursing team, and organizes our nursing services. She is also a member of the Clinic’s leadership team.

Before joining the Clinic, Alexis worked in nursing for adolescent medicine, acute care, primary care, skilled nursing care, and home care.

In her free time, Alexis enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys restoring old furniture and reading.

 

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

I am passionate about the clinic because I love the idea of providing pediatric medical care in the community where I live. I look forward to being part of the medical team that provides cutting-edge care in a rural community.

 

Alexis’ Credentials

Education & Certifications

  • Active Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey RN Licenses
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse
  • Healing Touch Certified Level 1
  • 2013  West Chester University, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing

Professional Experience

  • Nurse Clinician III, Nemours Children’s Health System
  • Home Care RN, Bayada Pediatrics Home Care
  • Charge Nurse, Kendal-Crosslands Communities

Professional Associations
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Awards

  • 2018  Synergy Award “Response to Diversity”

Keturah Beiler, BSN, RN, CHPPN

Keturah joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2017. As the Cherished Lives Program Manager, she is passionate about our palliative care program, Cherished Lives, for children or adults who have life limiting or terminal diagnosis and leads the effort to bring home individualized care for these patients.  As a registered nurse with the Clinic, she assists with general patient care and supports the specialists who volunteer their time to the Clinic.

She has led the implementation and planning of successful 5K fundraising events for CSC since 2018. In her spare time, Keturah loves to spend time with her husband, children and extended family members.  She enjoys traveling and being outside for running or hiking. Keturah was raised in the Beachy/Amish Community, and her experience has led to a deep understanding of the Amish and Mennonite communities and values.

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

Having grown up in a Beachy Amish household, it is exciting and fulfilling to me to be able to give back to the Plain community – many of whom deeply impacted my life.  I am passionate about serving people and helping the most vulnerable among us, our children.

Keturah’s Credentials

Education and Certifications

  • 2020  Eastern Mennonite University, Bachelor’s of Nursing
  • 2014  Harrisburg Area Community College, Associate’s Degree in Nursing
  • Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Registered Nurse
  • PALS certified
  • ELNEC Train the Trainer Certified
  • Completed Palliative Care and Education Practice (PCEP) by Harvard Medical School

Professional Experience

  • Registered Nurse Household Team Leader
  • Emergency Nurse, Landis Homes
  • School Nurse Substitute, Lampeter-Strasburg School District
  • June 2021 – Grand rounds presenter at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, “Understanding the Plain Communities”

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition
  • Member of HPNA (Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association)

Awards

  • 2021 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Community Nursing Finalist

Donna L. Robinson, MSN, CRNP

Donna L. Robinson, MSN, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, earned her BSN from Eastern Mennonite University in 1984 and her MSN/CRNP certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 in pediatric critical care. She earned her certification as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 1995. She worked as a staff/charge nurse on the pediatric floor from 1984-1995. Donna joined the staff at the Clinic for Special Children as a pediatric nurse practitioner in 1995. At the Clinic, Donna is responsible for the clinical care of patients both in the office and hospital, taking call responsibility, interpreting amino acids and coordinating patient care. She has helped with numerous Clinic research projects and contributed to numerous peer reviewed papers. She co-authored a paper on the nursing care of the MSUD patient.

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

I’ve always appreciated the personal touch the Clinic has for each patient, where every patient is a child and not a disease to study. Education of the family and patient is a priority so the family can make informed decisions and be active participants in their care. Donna, famous at the Clinic for her cakes, shares that care at the Clinic is tailored to the patient and not a “cookbook” protocol.

Christine Hendrickson, RNC

Christine joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2002 after working with many of the patients at Lancaster General Hospital.  Christine holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Delaware Technical and Community College and is certified in pediatrics.  Christine is responsible for the CSC outreach clinics, family days, and the clinical subspecialty providers that visit CSC. She also works in a clinical team with Dr. Carson.

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

The clinic is a very special place.  Establishing relationships with the clinic families has inspired me to be a better person.  I can honestly say that I love what I do.