What initially drew you to the Center and inspired you to become a member of the Board?
I was introduced to the Center through the Smith Family. The year before, a parent in my daughter’s class passed away leaving behind a young toddler. At the time, our primary focus was to support the widow, his daughter, and our children as they processed the loss. It wasn’t until I spent time learning more about the Center did, I realize grief comes in many forms and that I (and other parents), could have benefited from the support of the Center.
Share about the role you serve on the board.
I currently serve on the Governance, Development and Facilities Committees
What has been the most meaningful part of being connected to the Center?
It is an honor to be part of an organization that continues to have a profound impact on individuals and families navigating the challenges from loss.
What is one thing you would want someone to know if they were considering the Center’s services?
Loss comes in different forms and grief can express itself in many ways. The Center recognizes the healing process is a unique personal journey and the entire staff cares deeply for the community they treat.
What are your hopes for people who come to the Center?
My hope is that each person or family who comes to the Center gets the support and comfort they need to heal from their loss.
What are your hopes for the Center?
My hope for the Center is that it continues to build awareness on grief counseling while also expanding their service area in the Greater Philadelphia region.
What words would you use to describe the Center?
Authentic, Empathetic, Professional, Inclusive, Compassionate
What would you want to say to our donors and volunteers?
Thank you for your support! Every non-profit needs the support of their donors and volunteers. But what makes the Center extraordinary is that every dollar and every hour donated goes directly back into a program or therapy service for the people we serve.
What would you say to someone who was considering volunteering with us in programming, on committees, or as a member of the board?
You won’t regret being part of an organization that has impacted so many. It is a profoundly rewarding experience.