My name is Tanita Dean, and I am a returning employee for Cincinnati Children’s. I previously worked for the Heart Institute Research Core (HIRC). I am originally from Hessen, Germany, but I was mainly raised on the west side of Cincinnati. Growing up I went to The School for Creative and Performing Arts for vocal and instrumental music and my favorite memory from that was being able to perform with the Cincinnati Pops during the holidays.
My main role in the department will be to coordinate the Radiology Resource Utilization Committee (RUCC). I will also be helping with research study regulatory documentation, getting study agreements in place, and REDCap database creation.
I was drawn to research early on but didn’t know that I would make it my career. My dad found out he had congestive heart failure when I was 11, and eventually had a heart transplant during my time in HIRC. I was always curious about how the medical staff treating him knew what to do, and I know that research played a significant role in allowing him to still be here today.
In my free time, I am usually cooking/baking, gardening, or working on arts and crafts projects with my daughter.
Hi, my name is Kelsey Hogan, and I am a new senior administrative assistant. I will be supporting Dr. Dillman, Dr. Fleck, Dr. Koch, Dr. Li, and Dr. Trout. I also will be working a lot in QGenda to help create the schedules with Dr. Koch. I hope to be the “QGenda Master” someday!
I was born and raised in Cincinnati in the Mariemont area. I graduated from Mariemont High School in 2010. Some of my favorite memories from my childhood include spending every day in the summer at the local swim club. We would be there from when it opened until it closed. I loved the close-knit community of Mariemont as well. Even though I complain about the weather, I love Cincinnati and don’t see myself ever leaving.
I chose to work at Cincinnati Children’s because I love the care that the hospital provides, not only for the people of Cincinnati, but for those who travel to receive care as well. Cincinnatians are so lucky to have the best children’s hospital in our backyard.
In my free time, I play in a co-ed sand volleyball league on Friday nights! I also enjoy playing euchre with my friends, spending time with my niece, and reading lots of books (I read 30 books last year!). Most importantly, I love spending time with my 6-month-old son, Brooks (pictured below).
My name is Jane, but you can also call me Janie. I am a Cincinnati native, born and raised in New Richmond, and have lived in Hamilton County most of my adult life. Some fun memories I have growing up in New Richmond are walking to the local Dairy bar to get ice cream with my father, volunteering with my grandfather at our local food pantry to hand out food to the community, and making a makeshift snow ramp with my brothers in our backyard to go sledding.
I switched from financial compliance to the medical field because I desired to work in nonprofit, doing something that made a difference in the lives of children, something impactful. There were many silent participants in my village as a child, people that positively improved my childhood, and I wanted to return the favor.
I came to Cincinnati Children’s because of the mission, values, and how it positively impacts the lives of children. I’m an administrative assistant who will be supporting doctors however they need. I’m still learning how I can be of service, and I’m excited to get started!
I enjoy outdoor hobbies, like camping, hiking, sitting by a fire, or just floating in the lake. I love yoga, true crime, meditation, fostering dogs, Taylor Swift, mental health advocacy, and training my dog Ellen. I’m currently reading The Body Keeps The Score and How To Do The Work. The last movie I saw was Taylor Swift The Eras Tour, and over Thanksgiving I went to my first NFL game.
Hi, my name is Holly Henson, and I am a new ultrasound technologist in the Radiology Department. I recently graduated from an accredited sonography school in Chesapeake, Ohio, called Collins Career and Technical Center. I was born in a small town outside of Houston, Texas, called Humble, and raised in Victoria, Texas. My family relocated to the Southern Ohio/West Virginia area in 2013.
I am a major foodie, so I do miss the amazing BBQ and Tex-Mex food in Texas. One of my favorite things to do growing up was tubing down the river and spending the extra hot summer days at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in San Marcos. However, I am very excited to now be here in Cincinnati and am genuinely thrilled to be a part of the renowned pediatric ultrasound team here at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter McKinley and my fiancé Tyler, who also works here at Children’s on the clinical integration team. I love to travel, craft, garden, cook, and bake (pies, cake, and cookies are my favorite). In my free time, I am likely rewatching Friends, Parks and Recreation, or most any other sitcom from the early-mid 2000s.
I am deeply passionate about working in the medical field with children and am honored to become a part of the team and community at the number one pediatric hospital in the nation. I very much look forward to a long and successful career here at Cincinnati Children’s!!