Our Advocates and Advisors

Board of Directors

Modern Widows Club founder Carolyn M.
PRESIDENT,
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
& EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Carolyn Moor

Founder, Modern Widows Club
CHAIR

Open Seat

Blake L. photo
Secretary

Blake Lasater

TREASURER

Pam Kaercher

MWC Headquarters

Program Director Lyn K.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Lyn Kienholz

Program Support Manager Cindy T.
PROGRAM SUPPORT MANAGER

Cindy Toledo

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Laurie Rich

MWC Graphic Designer Sherri D.
GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sherri Days

Advisory Council

Advisory Council Chair Jennifer J.
ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR

Jennifer Johnson

Former Board Member
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Kristine Carlson

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Tara Gidus Collingwood, MS, RDN

Advisory Council Member Linda F.
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Linda Ferrone

MWC Member Patty G.
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Patty Gannon

Former Board Member
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Sidney Gilford Ed.D.

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Delbert (Tag) Helt III

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Kathryn Helt

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Dr. Marissa Magsino, MD, FAARM

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Mattie Jackson Selecman

MWC Chair Hank V.
Advisory Council Member

Hank Varnell

Former Board Member
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Carol Wick

Advisory Council Member

Durga Landry

Advisory Council Member

Chanel Reynolds

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Mary Robinson

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Kathi Balasek

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

Carlisa Jacobs

Golden Committee

Golden Committee Chair

Megan Kopka, CFP®, CRPC®

Golden Committee Member

Daniel M. Kopp, CFP®

Volunteers

RESEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIR

Dr. Jean Miller

Mental Health Consultand Jordan H.
MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT

Jordan Harrold, LCSW

Mental Health Consultant

Cyndi Williams, MSW, LCSW

Mental Health Consultant

Nicki Sewell

Widow Advocate

Beata Stylianos

Widow Advocate

Marisela Marquez

Counselor/Educator

Chinyere Iromuanya

We’d like to pay tribute to Dr. Steven M. Southwick, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, PTSD, and Resilience Science at the Yale School of Medicine, who passed away on April 20, 2022. We extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Southwick for serving on our Advisory Council. As a mentor, teacher, and friend, Dr. Southwick left an indelible mark on our organization. Our love goes out to his widow and to all of his family members.