Gwenn Whiteford joins the Senior Leadership Team at The Children's Institute

Gwenn Whiteford joins the Senior Leadership Team at The Children's Institute
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Gwenn Whiteford recently joined the organization’s senior leadership team.

Gwenn Whiteford, MS, CCC/SLP joined The Children’s Institute as the new senior director of physical health. Whiteford is a licensed speech-language pathologist with 20 years of management experience. In her new role, she will provide oversight, assist with growth and development, and ensure efficient patient care and service delivery across the organization’s Physical Health Services, which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, and early intervention services through The Early Learning Institute (teli). Prior to joining The Children’s Institute, Whiteford served in several management roles at Community LIFE and St. Barnabas Health System, including director of home care and director of rehabilitative services. She earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from California University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Pittsburgh.

“Gwenn’s proven track record of clinical excellence, coupled with her 20 years working in the rehabilitative services field, have made her a wonderful addition to the senior leadership team at The  Children’s Institute,” said Dr. Wendy Pardee, president and CEO at The Children’s Institute. “Gwenn has already made a positive impact leading our Physical Health and Early Intervention teams and we look forward to her strategic insight and positive energy.”

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Established in 1902, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an independent and licensed nonprofit organization whose mission is: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze. The passionate team at The Children’s Institute is dedicated to the amazing kids and families they serve, helping children to reach their full potential through educational services, autism services, outpatient physical and behavioral health services, early intervention, and child and family services. The Children’s Institute serves more than 9,000 children each year at seven campuses across Western Pa. Visit or call 412.420.2400 to learn more.

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