Perrysburg, OH, July 27, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Graham's Foundation (http://GrahamsFoundation.org), the premier support organization for parents going through the journey of prematurity, recently announced that Linda Stefani has stepped into the role of Operations Coordinator. In the position, Mrs. Stefani will leverage her organization skills and client service relationship expertise along with her experiences parenting her own preemies to increase Graham's Foundation's reach and influence.
"I'm working alongside each team member to help them continue to grow their areas of expertise, whether the goal is increasing the number of care packages we send to parents of preemies each year, recruiting more peer to peer mentors, or reaching a broader audience of parents and professionals through social media," Mrs. Stefani said. "In 2016 in particular, I'll also be focusing on relationship building and fundraising."
Mrs. Stefani's twin daughters, now three and half years old, were born at 32 weeks, 1 day weighing 3.7lbs and 3.3llbs, and their sister was a later-term preemie. That means that in addition to having the operational experience necessary to oversee the day-to-day needs and longer-term strategy driving Graham's Foundation initiatives, she also has the perspective necessary to ensure that these initiatives are in line with the organizations evolving mission.
"Since the founding of Graham's Foundation in 2009, our mission has grown to include not only direct parent support but also advocacy activities and support for neonatal research," said President Nick Hall, who founded the organization with his wife Jennifer after they experienced the birth of twins at just 25 weeks before facing the trials of the neonatal intensive care unit and the loss of one child. "Having an experienced manager driving strategy and managing our growing range of projects is critical; having that person also be a preemie parent is huge asset."
Mrs. Stefani received her Bachelor of Finance degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and prior to giving birth to her twins, worked as a registered client associate at an investment firm.