Gunning, CCLS

Annie has been a Certified Child Life Specialist for over 22 years. Originally from St. Louis, Mo, she completed her formal training at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. While in St. Louis she worked at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital and later returned to Cardinal Glennon. Annie earned her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri. Over the course of her career, Annie has worked in a Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Setting, Pediatric Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care, Hematology/Oncology, General Pediatric Surgery Unit, General Pediatrics, and Radiology. Annie has also been a Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 2002, retaining additional training in special needs infant massage in 2003.

Annie continues to participate in local and national conferences to remain abreast in the field of Child Life. While continuing to support the community in private practice, Annie is also a facilitator at Kindermourn with the Helping The Hurt school outreach program.

After living in Charlotte for 14 years Annie is proud to call Charlotte home. She loves toggling between the mountains and beaches with her two kids, and husband.

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.

- Fred Rogers

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