Lizbeth Bowes joined the NACG team in 2023 as the National Program Manager. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, she was responsible for providing psychosocial support for infants, children, youth and families to help reduce the stress and fears associated with hospitalizations and their multiple facets faced in acute and chronic illness, injury, trauma, disability, loss and bereavement. Prior to joining the NACG, Liz was the Program Manager at the Grief Center of New Mexico where she supported all who grieve by offering support groups, workshops and resources, oversaw community volunteers and provided professional training and education. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. Originally from Mexico, Liz currently resides in New Mexico with her husband, child and puppies.