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When a child dies in northern Colorado of any age and cause, 3HH steps in to offer immediate and long term support to families.Our goal is to walk beside and give hope to those who have been impacted by the loss of a child. Thank you for your support !

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
1
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
100
Retention Rate:
100%

Laura Johnston, Executive Assistant
Start Date: 2019

Laura worked as an educator for 14 years. She has a Bachelor's in History and Teaching from Colorado Mesa University (go Mavs!), a Master's in Reading Education from the University of Florida (go Gators!), and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University (go Rams!). She has co-authored a series of children's books with her mother (author Barbara K. Tyner) called The Badger Books, and co-founded a game company, Netherhavyn Game Works. They have successfully Kickstarted and launched their first card game, "Of War and Men: WWII". She is always looking for the next adventure or experience life will bring her way.

Elizabeth W Strafach, CEO/Executive Director
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
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Bonnie Cochran, Founder
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Kristin Glenn, Director of Outreach
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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.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
2
Term Limit:
4
Total # of Board Members:
7
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
7

Board Demographics:

Female:
7
Male:
2

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
7
Hispanic or Latino:
1
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

86%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

40%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

10%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

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