New Hope Center for Grief Support 
Staff Leadership

Executive Director
Rick Guttersohn, MSW

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Rick started with New Hope Center for Grief Support in the summer of 2014, serving as Fund Development Director and Program Director before accepting the Executive Director position in May of 2017. Rick received his MSW from Wayne State University with a concentration in nonprofit leadership. He received his BSW from Spring Arbor University after completing a two year ministry internship at Lifechurch Canton. Prior to that, Rick worked for ten years in automotive sales and retail management before changing career paths and dedicating his life to serving hurting people. 

Email: rick@newhopecenter.net
 

Program Director
Mary C. Kraft, CCLS

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Mary is a Certified Child Life Specialist, spending the last 17 years at Children's Hospital working with grieving children and families. She completed her Master's degree in Hospice and Palliative studies at Madonna University, and received her Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Wayne State University. Mary's service to others is fueled by her own journey through grief. She found herself raising three teenage sons after losing her husband in 1998. Through her faith and supportive friendships, she found hope, experienced healing, and discovered new beginnings by helping numerous individuals and families along their own grief journey. Prior to her work in the hospital, Mary spent 12 years in education working with a variety of students and classroom settings. 

Email: mary@newhopecenter.net