The Compassionate Friends/USA, the foremost parental grief organization in the world, providing grief support services to more than one million bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings, grief professionals, social service networks, religious organizations, hospitals, first responders and academic institutions, has appointed Debbie Rambis their new Executive Director, succeeding Alan Pedersen.
A Project Manager and Communications Director for the Internal Revenue Service since 1985, Ms. Rambis joined The Compassionate Friends in 2011 after the drowning death of her son Tony Rambis.
After chartering a new chapter in Savannah, Georgia, Ms. Rambis soon became a Chapter Leader, a Regional Coordinator, a Development Director, a Chapter Leadership trainer, and a member of the National Board of Directors in 2016. (Ms. Rambis will take the reins at TCF on September 25, 2017)
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