Board Member

Jackie, a former Human Resources executive in the banking industry, was introduced to Friends of Karen in 2004. A visit to the organization’s North Salem headquarters was, she recalls, “an absolute eye-opener.” She began volunteering immediately on several committees to help further its mission. “When you hear that somebody has a child with cancer, you know it’s devastating, but you don’t really understand all the details of what goes on for that family,” she says. “What Friends of Karen does is to guide each member of the family all the way through a harrowing crisis. That’s life-changing.”