Kate's Club Ambassador Program
Ambassadors represent a select group of Kate’s Club’s most engaged, active and dedicated supporters. Ambassadors can be Buddies, donors, former board members, member guardians, former KC members who are now adults, and/or volunteers who are uniquely committed to furthering the mission of Kate’s Club.
Each Ambassador serves a leadership role in ways that best fit their individual interests and skills. In addition to making a financial contribution to Kate’s Club, Ambassadors lead special event sub-committees; lead special projects; offer pro-bono professional services; and/or volunteer as a Buddy for a minimum of six shifts or at Camp Good Mourning. Ambassadors are encouraged to attend Kate’s Club programs and special events.
Ambassadors are formally recognized at events, on the website and various social media sites and in marketing materials. Interested in learning more, becoming an Ambassador or nominating a candidate? Contact Courtney Parsons at email@example.com.
Meet the 2021 Ambassadors
Amanda Kay Seals is a civil litigator living and working in Atlanta. Outside of the courtroom, you can find Amanda Kay skiing, practicing yoga, or scouring Atlanta for its best molten cheese dishes. Amanda Kay's dad, Phil, died after a long illness when she was a young adult, and that experience drew her to Kate's Club through the Junior League of Atlanta, where Amanda Kay has served on the Kate's Club committee since 2014.
Amelia Holley is a senior UGA student, pursuing a career as a child life specialist. She has been a volunteer with Kate's Club since 2019 and has loved getting to be more involved through virtual programs! Amelia loves being silly with the "littles" as Kate's Club has named them, but has also enjoyed seeing the personalities of members in older age groups! The support system of Kate's Club is really like no other!
Having lost my own mother at the young of fourteen, I connected immediately with Kate's Club mission when I first learned about the organization after moving to Atlanta to begin my law practice. I've served now, as both a buddy and Ambassador, for several years and serving with Kate's Club continues to be one of the most impactful experiences in my life. Each year, I take an active role in Camp Good Mourning, Memory Walk, and various other clubhouse opportunities. Working with Kate's Club is truly an honor and I'm thankful to have found this wonderful organization.
Having lost a parent at a young age, it was truly a blessing to find Kate's Club when I moved to Atlanta. For the past 8 years, I've been actively involved in clubhouse days, Camp Good Mourning, and Memory Walk. It's also been especially fulfilling to represent Kate's Club as an Ambassador.
I discovered Kates club a couple years ago and immediately recognized how important it was. As someone who lost their mother as teenager, I know how difficult that experience can be. I’m grateful that a place like Kate’s Club exists and that I have the opportunity to be involved with such a great organization.
I have been a Kate's Club Buddy since 2016 and Ambassador since 2020. After seeing many friends experience loss at a young age, I am proud to work with an organization that helps children understand that it is ok to grieve. I have so many Kate's Club memories ranging from in-person Clubhouse days and Camp Good Mourning to online Family Nights and more! Outside of Kate's Club, I am a Brand Manager with IHG Hotels & Resorts and someone who loves to cook, bake, travel and spend time with my dog.
I am passionate about utilizing my own grief journey to help empower the Kate's Club kids as they begin to walk through their own. Through virtual support groups during COVID, being a camp counselor or even fundraising for the Kate's Club Gala, it fulfills my passion to continue to support as many families we can. I am a busy mom myself, and working professional, but find it fulfilling beyond words to help the Atlanta community in this way.
I started volunteering with Kate's Club in April 2013, and it has changed my life profoundly. Having lost my older sister at age 13 and my mother at age 16, I know what it is like to grieve without the guidance and support of an organization like Kate's Club. Any time I talk with people about Kate's Club, they always say what a great thing I'm doing and how much we are helping these kids. I thank them and agree, but I see more and more each day how much this organization has helped me. I don't feel like I'm giving up my time when I volunteer at Kate's Club because I get so much in return. I think one of the things that makes Kate's Club so unique is that they offer year-round support for the kids; monthly program days at the clubhouse, quarterly outings, the HUGS programs, and of course Camp Good Mourning! Additionally, the other volunteers are some of the most amazing people I've met in my life. It's an incredible organization for which I am so thankful to be a part of.
Shortly after relocating to Atlanta from Virginia Kate’s Club became a part of my life. Having lost my older brother at a young age & growing up with a father as a Mortician/ Funeral Director, I immediately connected with the mission of Kate’s Club. My personal journey has allowed me to build relationships with my fellow Kate’s Club Buddies & the families enrolled in the program. I’ve volunteered during camp, family nights, clubhouse days, and other miscellaneous activities offered by Kate’s Club such as Holiday H.U.G.S. I typically work with the “littles” ages 5-6. Their energy & outlook on life makes being a big buddy rewarding. Kate’s Club has gifted me with knowledge that I will implement in my career as a future health care professional. I am privileged to be an ambassador.
My husband and I are originally from Michigan and moved to Atlanta in 2018. I am a music therapist at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care. It is an honor to work with hospice patients and their families. My work in hospice inspired me to become a Buddy Volunteer at Kate's Club and I have loved working with the kids and families!
I learned about Kate's Club in 2019 while I was completing my School Counseling degree at Georgia State University and immediately submitted a volunteer application. My dad died when I was 19 and at the time, I had no resources or places to turn for help. I didn't even realize organizations like Kate's Club existed. The support, relationships, and opportunities that Kate's Club offers is unlike any other, which is why this is so near and dear to my heart. I began volunteering to give support to these kids; little did I know they'd be giving back to me too.
I moved to Atlanta from Alabama seven years ago for job. I currently work at Alight Solutions a consultant, and have been there for almost five years. I currently live in the Vinings area with my wife.
Nancy L. Kriseman, L.C.S.W, is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with elders and their families for over 35 years. Nancy has also dedicated much of her personal time to mentor and support young people with whom she feels very passionate about. Nancy has written three books, and is co-authoring a book for Kate’s club with Lane Pease Hendricks, entitled: We Come Together as One: Helping Families Grieve, Share and Heal due out at end of March 2021.
Having lost my father when I was 18, the mission of Kate's Club is one that is very close to my heart. I started as a buddy in the summer of 2014 and more recently, I have been lucky enough to sit on multiple Gala Committees and Co-Chair the Auction Committee in both 20177, 2018 and now 2019. During the day, I work at Delta Air Lines as an Events Program Leader and in my spare time, I love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the outdoors with my husband and dog.
My father died when I was nine years old. Participating in a peer grief support group throughout high school was a transformative experience for me, and I was thrilled to discover the opportunities Kate's Club offers for kids and families. I started volunteering as a buddy at clubhouse days and HUGS in 2018 and also participated on the Memory Walk committee. Every interaction I've had with Kate's Club reinforces its importance and I feel fortunate to be a part of the community.
I grew up teaching Hunter/Jumper horse riding to children and adults. My career as a Legal Communications Consultant, through my own business, took me all over the United States for 20 plus years. In May of 2016, I was honored to join Kate's Club as a Buddy. Since then I have been involved in most aspects of KC; clubhouse days (Zoom), outings, camps, family nights, HUGS, Memory Walk (Co-Chair, committee and often highest fundraiser), Mourning Glory Gala (silent auction committee, Silent Auction Chair and 2021 Gala Chair). I am passionate to help our KC children/families as well as being involved with the KC Staff and Buddies....So very Blessed to be part of this awesome "Club" which has made me a better person!
I have been a buddy volunteering with Kate's Clubs since December 2012. I've had the privilege to sit on multiple Gala Committees and Co-Chair the Auction Committee since 2017, be a buddy at Camp Good Mourning, and become an ambassador. I was drawn to the mission of Kate's club as I suffered the loss of my father at the age of 12. I love witnessing the impact Kate's Clubs services has had on these children and plan to continue being a part of that as long as possible! By day, I am a Premier Broker Executive with Aflac Group. In my spare time, I enjoy taking martial arts classes, cycling, and long walks with my Siberian husky.
I lost my dad when I was 10 years old, and spent a lot of my early life struggling with my grief. At the age of 15, I created a grief program for children in South Carolina and went from school to school sharing my story and how children can cope with their grief. After moving to Atlanta to attend Emory Law, I wanted to find a place where I could continue to help children who had experienced loss like myself. I found Kate's Club. For over two years I have been actively involved with Kate's Club and it's mission. I have met several children who have left a lasting impression on my heart, and who I feel I have left an impression on too. I am thankful that Kate's Club exists, and would love to see it grow to other states like South Carolina and across the state of Georgia. There is truly a national need for this organization.