Doreen Horan, Executive Director
Start Date: 2019
For the majority of Doreen's professional years, she has served as the Director of The Counseling Center at Stella Maris in Maryland. This counseling center serves the bereaved families of the Stella Maris Hospice program as well as all community bereavement needs. Doreen provided clinical counseling, trained and supervised graduate counseling students, created and directed a bereavement camp, facilitated bereavement groups, led day retreats, and was sought out for speaking engagements and educational workshops. Doreen also trained hospice volunteers and led a volunteer staff for the hospice bereavement services.
Doreen began working with the bereaved in 2000 and has served adults, children, teens, families, groups, schools, colleges, hospitals, churches and business who are seeking to journey through grief and to slowly discover a new normal. Doreen understands child & family loss on a personal level, at age 15 her brother, David-age 17, died suddenly as a passenger in a tragic car accident. This eventually equipped Doreen with a calling and passion to work with families who had a loss of child.
In Fort Collins, Doreen has worked at Wholeness Health and in private practice as a clinical counselor and enjoys being active in her community. She is blessed to have two amazing young adult children who graduated from CU and reside in Colorado with their spouses, and she now has one granddaughter. She raised her son and daughter in Maryland, before moving to Colorado in 2016.
Katie Ronen, Office Administrative Assistant
Start Date: 2020
Katie is a proud 3rd generation Fort Collins native. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2018 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Katie has always had a strong interest in grief and trauma work and cannot wait to begin her career at 3Hopeful Hearts. In her free time, she enjoys all that Colorado has to offer: fishing, camping, and the great outdoor patios with her dog, Moose.
Betsy W Fecteau, Founder/Communications Coordinator
Start Date: 2012
Betsy Strafach has been involved with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), a non-profit organization since 2005. She has been serving families who have experienced perinatal or infancy loss. She is honored to be the area coordinator and certified trainer for this organization. Betsy has been blessed to use her photography skills capturing memories when a child is stillborn or dies shortly after birth that may not otherwise be possible. These portraits become an important healing tool for families and can change the way they heal forever.
Betsy also organized and co-facilitates a monthly perinatal loss support group for bereaved parents. It provides a safe and confidential forum to help bereaved families navigate through the journey of grief.
She is also a professional photographer specializing in family and children's portraiture and fine art photography. She owns and manages her own fine arts and portrait studio, Portraits by Betsy, in Fort Collins, Colo. As an award winning photographer she has served families in northern Colorado for 18 years. She is known throughout the community and amongst her peers for her fine art abilities.
Betsy also creates beautiful memorial montage videos for families to use at funerals, memorials and to have as cherished keepsakes (Remember Me is a division of Portraits by Betsy.) She created the very touching Grief Through Nature video shown at the annual Candlelight Tribute. Betsy Strafach is the mother of two incredible boys.
Kristin Glenn, Founder
Bonnie Cochran, Founder
Kristin Glenn, Bereavement Mentor
Start Date: 2012
After becoming a bereaved mom in 1993, Kristin Glenn has been passionate about supporting other grieving parents through a combination of her personal experience, education and professional background. Kristin has an M.B.A. and B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colo.
She currently works at The Women's Clinic of Northern Colorado, where she provides grief support services and community outreach education. Kristin has been a high school teacher, nonprofit director, seminar presenter, grief consultant and hospital marketing coordinator.
Kristin and her husband of more than 25 years also volunteered for many years as newsletter editors and Colorado Chapter Leaders for The Compassionate Friends. In addition to being a mom to five children and a professional, she is a community volunteer, mountain enthusiast and avid CSU Ram Fan.
Throughout her varied professional and personal experiences, bereaved parents have been her greatest teachers and she feels honored to work for and with them on this shared journey.
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