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Our Board

Chase Kneeland

What initially drew you to the Center and inspired you to become a member of the Board?   

I’ve known about the Center for some time now and was honored when asked to join the Board.  Having been a therapist in active practice for over 40 years it’s no surprise to me how important the Center is to so many folks.  Dealing with grief is a crucial part of living – we have to “keep up with our evolutions”.

Share about the role you serve on the board.

My role on the Board has to do with being interested in the day to day clinical aspects of Center operations; what programs are we offering, what types of clients classically seek us out, are our clients effective at getting on the road to their own healing with our guidance and support?

What has been the most meaningful part of being connected to the Center?

Many in our community know about the Center and speak of it positively, and my goal as a Board member is to keep it that way.  Excellence in what we do is of primary importance to me and the Center is fortunate to have created a team which routinely delivers that high level of quality.  I’m glad to be doing my part to keep that happening.

What is one thing you would want someone to know if they were considering the Center’s services? 

One thing I’d want someone to know if they were considering the Center’s services is how professional, well-trained, responsive and personal all the staff are.

What are your hopes for people who come to the Center?

My hopes for folks coming to the Center are that grieving their loved ones will be easier and have a certain touch of caring humanity that will make a tough journey more bearable.

What are your hopes for the Center?

My hopes for the Center are that it continues to grow slowly and deeply, getting better and better at meeting people where they are in their grief process.  Hopefully the Center will be an important fixture in folk’s lives a half-century from now.

What words would you use to describe the Center?

Describing the Center…loving, caring, present, fearless, able, smart, humble.

What would you want to say to our donors and volunteers?

To our donors and volunteers…you are part of a legion of angels that make this work possible.  Without all of you this work just couldn’t be done.  Your heart & spirit infuses everything we do.

What would you say to someone who was considering volunteering with us in programming, on committees, or as a member of the board?

To anyone considering becoming involved…if it significantly crosses your mind that this might be for you, then it is. Trust your radar, it won’t let you down.


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