The Center for Grieving Children Welcomes its FY22-22 Board of Directors

The Center for Grieving Children Welcomes its FY22-22 Board of Directors

PORTLAND, ME—Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Center for Grieving Children is thrilled to welcome the following members to the Center’s Board of Directors for the July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 fiscal year.


  • Michael Wilson (President)
  • Peter DeWitt – Vice President
  • Kevin Chase (Treasurer)
  • Lyndsey Kerkela – Secretary
  • Mark Pettingill – Immediate Past President
  • Kathy D. Baker – At Large
  • Doug Currier – At Large
  • Andrew Baldacci
  • Matthew Brucker
  • Brian Cho
  • Maureen Clancy
  • Jenilee Crowley
  • Kris Eimicke
  • Kim Donnelly
  • John Holland
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Sara McLaughlin
  • Rob McPheeters
  • Francis Mesina
  • Mary Ottolini MD
  • Diana Nelson
  • Jeannine Pendergast
  • Liz Plizga
  • Jack Yao

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN—Founded in 1987 for children and families confronting loss, change, and grief when someone close to them dies or is seriously ill, the Center for Grieving Children is an oasis of loving support where it’s safe to talk about feelings and experiences. At no charge, the Center’s age-specific peer support groups are available weekly, in Portland, Sanford, and virtually. In partnership with Portland Public Schools, the Center also offers peer support for children resettled locally from countries suffering violent conflict or natural disaster. Additional peer support groups are available for young adults, bereaved parents, and widows/widowers/partners. Community outreach throughout the year brings the Center’s training, information, and crisis support to schools, workplaces, and other organizations. Trained volunteers make the Center’s services possible.

TO LEARN MORE about the Center for Grieving Children, their calendar of events, see the volunteer information session schedule, and learn more about how to get involved, please visit or call 207.775.5216. Follow the Center on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to see program and event highlights!

Get in touch with us!

(207) 775-5216
Interested in joining the Center? We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our services and what we can do for you. Please don’t hesitate to call or send us a message.