Audrey Ditzler, Operations & Engagement Coordinator
Audrey Ditzler comes to the Center as our first Operations and Engagement Coordinator, bringing a wealth of organizational skill to support our business needs along with a warm, team-building touch to every person and project she touches.
Audrey earned a Master’s Degree from Villanova University and her Bachelor’s Degree from Bucknell University. Her professional career began in the aerospace industry as a communications systems engineer, but her personal interests led her to explore the health and wellness field where she gained her experience in business operations, marketing, and client engagement.
Having almost 20 years of experience in businesses of various sizes and work-cultures, including her own small business, Audrey also keenly understands the basic needs and potential risks in helping both people and systems thrive. In her role at the Center, Audrey works closely with our staff and board directors to identify areas needing support, and she leans into our smaller teams and tasks with a great deal of attention to detail and sensitive personal experience, attuning to how our work flows and is received by others. Audrey also assists the staff in data-related tasks and designs data management processes for efficient collection and interpretation of metrics across the organization.
Before joining our staff, Audrey was one of our amazing volunteers in our children’s group programming and in our fundraising event committee, and she also served as a board member. She is passionate about creative arts, community engagement, and promoting the value of grief support for those needing services and those who have the means and interest in supporting our mission. She is equally dedicated to ensuring that our nonprofit services have the capacity to benefit all people touched by profound grief in our area, regardless of finances or circumstances in life. Through these added special interests, Audrey has supported our Center by using her professional photography skills in capturing images and stories of mission impact, by leading an expressive arts workshop, by sharing her own grief journey as a keynote speaker at our Lens of Hope event in 2019 and in donating photo sessions at our Fields of Hope events in 2021 & 2022. She also serves as the lead on our Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic planning efforts, and supports community relationships through partnerships in board membership and philanthropy.
We are absolutely thrilled to have Audrey as part of our team; we are all made stronger by her work in supporting our Center’s internal systems and external connections.