New Hope Center for Grief Support 
Staff Leadership

 

Rick Guttersohn, LLMSW
Executive Director 

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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 and completed a two-year ministry internship at Lifechurch Canton leading small groups and serving people in recovery. Prior to that, Rick worked for ten years in sales and retail management before changing career paths and dedicating his life to serving hurting people. 

Email: rick@newhopecenter.net
 

 

Valerie Brda
Office Administrator

Grief Support Services Northville MI - Bereavement, Death and Grief Support - New Hope Center for Grief Support - headshotValerie joined the New Hope staff in May of 2018 as the Office Administrator. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in writing. Valerie’s connection with New Hope started at a young age when, after losing her father, her family reached out for support and was one of the first families to go through New Hope's program. Because of her experience, she grew up wanting to help others through grief and had even considered New Hope her “dream job” as a high school student! Prior to New Hope, Valerie worked with children who have autism and continues to volunteer at her church helping adults with special needs.

Email: valerie@newhopecenter.net

 

Jennifer Frush
Outreach & Event Coordinator

Grief Support Services Northville MI - Bereavement, Death and Grief Support - New Hope Center for Grief Support - Jen_staff_pic_(1)Jennifer brings passion and energy to our team and will increase our reach and impact through community outreach and event planning. She is a member of the Northville community, serving in the Northville School District, assisting with various local charity program efforts, and teaching Zumba fitness classes throughout the week. Jennifer first connected to New Hope several years ago when her father passed away and her mother joined the program.  She attributes the program to bringing hope, healing, and a new beginning to her family and is grateful to now help others.

Email: jennifer@newhopecenter.net