Hope Connections for Cancer Support, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of the disease, has hired Laurie Kaye Schwartz as its new office manager & volunteer coordinator.Ms. Schwartz brings more than 30 years of work experience and community involvement to her Hope Connections position, having started her career as an engineer and gone on to teaching and nonprofit work. She has served as a foster parent to several homeless young adults, worked for 10+ years with Habitat for Humanity and volunteered at Tanglewood Music Center. A longtime resident of western Massachusetts, Ms. Schwartz has returned to her Bethesda roots where she was born and raised.
“We are so happy to have Laurie on board,” said Hope Connections President/CEO Paula Rothenberg. “Her strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills, along with her passion for helping others less fortunate, make her a perfect fit for us.”
Hope Connections for Cancer Support (Beaumont House at FASEB/9650 Rockville Pike) opened in March 2007 in Bethesda and has had more than 40,000 visits to its “home” for people affected by cancer to participate in support groups, educational workshops, mind/body classes and community programs. The organization has a 19-member working board and a 17-member Medical Advisory Board comprised of oncologists and other medical professionals from local hospitals and private practice who contribute their personal expertise and that of their colleagues through various education programs.
For more information, visit the Hope Connections website at www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org.