What initially drew you to the Center and inspired you to become a member of the Board?
I was introduced to the Center by a parent at my daughter’s school. During a conversation I mentioned that we had lost our two-year-old son to Leukemia and that I had a very hard time finding support services for our family after he passed away. She introduced me to the Center and I learned that it provided exactly the services that I had been looking for. My only disappointment was that I didn’t know about the Center three years earlier.
Share about the role you serve on the board.
I currently sit on the finance committee and have worked closely with the board to develop our five-year strategic plan.
What has been the most meaningful part of being connected to the Center?
The genuine passion the Center’s counselors, staff, volunteers and board members have for helping individuals and families navigate the incredibly challenging waters of grief.
What is one thing you would want someone to know if they were considering the Center’s services?
The Center’s services enable them to meet individuals and families wherever they are in their grief. They provide individual and family sessions with certified grief counselors, support groups, day camps for children, art therapy, etc. Wherever you are on your grief journey, the Center provides a means to help you work through the many emotions and challenges of grief and to understand you are not alone.
What are your hopes for people who come to the Center?
Grief is a journey that does not end. It is my hope that the Center can help individuals and families navigate this journey in order to find a place of peace and hope.
What are your hopes for the Center?
I hope that the Center can continue to provide grief services to the community for decades to come.
What words would you use to describe the Center?
Compassionate, caring, empathetic, inspiring
What would you want to say to our donors and volunteers?
While donations and volunteers are critical for all non-profit organizations, there’s something really special about donating to a small organization like the Center. EVERY SINGLE dollar donated, and hour volunteered, makes a meaningful impact on the Center’s ability to provide support to individuals and families struggling with grief.
What would you say to someone who was considering volunteering with us in programming, on committees, or as a member of the board?
Welcome to our team!