Meet Beth Villavicencio, the newest member of the IPRC Steering Committee. Beth joined the IPRC steering committee as a parent representative in 2018. Beth became an expert in the experience of pediatric rehabilitation through caring for her medically complex son, who is now a teenager with cerebral palsy. As a physician and a mom of a child with special needs, she knows that it is crucial – and sometimes challenging! – for medical teams and families to partner effectively. Beth’s goal is to help the IPRC develop resources to benefit pediatric rehab patients, families, and providers. She brings the family perspective to the table and her insight is extremely helpful.
When not wearing her “Mom Hat,” Beth wears her “Doctor Hat” as the Medical Director for Acute Care Oncology at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In her free time she loves travelling, crafting, and Girl Scout adventures.