Diane joined Rick’s Place in 2015. She works closely with the Rick’s Place Board of Directors and staff to provide free grief support to children and families from all over Western MA. Diane has a background in public education and managing early childhood programs. She holds Bachelor and Master degrees in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Therese Ross joined Rick’s Place in 2016. She is a former Early Education Director and elementary school teacher and brings years of compassionate care to her role as Program Director at Rick’s Place. It is a position in which she supports families in the present moment of their loss as they begin their grief journey. Therese holds a Masters in Leadership and Negotiation, is co-chair of the Patient/Family Advisory Council at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, is a Board Member of Hospice of the Fisher Home, and is a Special Education Surrogate parent.