The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

  • Psychosocial/ Developmental Expert

Leslie holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Masters in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from BYU. She completed her child life training at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and is a certified child life specialist, trained to address the psychosocial/emotional needs of children and adolescents in relation to their medical conditions by providing psychological preparation, and therapeutic support activities. She worked as a child life specialist at UCSF Medical Center and has taught at BYU and Ohlone College. She has worked with thousands of children in countries around the world as a child life specialist for Operation Smile medical missions. She lives in Massachusetts and is the mother of 3 sons, one with a port wine birthmark.

  • Birthmarks Types:

    Hemangioma, Venous Malformation, Lymphatic Malformation, Unknown / Not sure, Port Wine Stain, AVM, Combination, Other

  • Birthmark Syndromes:

    Sturge-Weber Syndrome, PHACES, CLOVES, Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, Unknown / Not Sure, Other

  • Practice Specialties:

    Psychology, Other

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