|Jonathan is a seasoned and sensitive change leader with nearly 20 years of experience helping organizations build mission-critical capacity as well as empowering individuals to navigate challenging transitions. He holds an M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the University of British Columbia as well as a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Vanderbilt University. He has served as a management consultant, hospital chaplain, and in numerous non-profit leadership positions. In 2015, he left Music City (Nashville) to move to the Holy City (Charleston) where he now serves as executive director for Bridges. He is an avid Tar Heel fan, a Cub Scout Den Leader, and an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys kayaking, camping, playing tennis, and coaching his two young sons in various sports.
||Lauren Clarke, LISW, ACHP-SW, CT graduated with her BSW from Arizona State University and, later, completed her graduate studies at Indiana University. With a passion for serving those impacted by death, dying, and bereavement, Lauren received her Certificate in Thanatology and Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. Lauren’s experience is well rounded with an array of opportunities that shape her skill set, including several years of hospice experience, non-profit work with bereaved parents, pediatric hospital social work, and volunteerism. Lauren started with Bridges as a volunteer, facilitating support groups since 2014, before joining the staff as Program and Operations Manager in 2019. Lauren has a drive to ensure all those facing loss receive adequate support, and her goal is to help make a bigger impact on our community. Lauren spends her down time with her husband and son. She loves being outdoors and working on DIY projects.
||Sarah relocated to the Lowcountry to assist Bridges for End-of-Life as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2017. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio where she completed a Master of Science in Social Administration at Case Western Reserve University. During her graduate education, Sarah served as the Director of Social Work for the CWRU Student-Run Free Medical Clinic. Prior to earning her graduate degree, she obtained Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and spent a year living in the Netherlands working as an au pair for a family of five. When she isn’t creating a new grief curriculum or supporting our incredible volunteers, she enjoys kickboxing, running, and exploring the city. If she could, she would travel to a new country every month and work at the beach every day.
||Genevieve graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May of 2019. She grew up in the small town of East Moriches, New York and moved to the Lowcountry shortly after graduating to work with Bridges for End-of-Life as an AmeriCorps Vista. She has been helping her community through her church since 2011 by aiding in fundraisers, doing yard work for older and disabled community members, and occasionally helping with the weekly food pantry. She also briefly volunteered with a crisis counseling hotline in 2018. In her spare time you can most often find her listening to podcasts or reading. She is open to new experiences and is always looking for new ways to help her community.