MEET PALS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lindsey Henke is the founder and Executive Director of Pregnancy After Loss Support, writer, clinical social worker, wife, and most importantly a mother to two beautiful daughters and one sweet-cheeked baby boy. Tragically, her oldest daughter, Nora was stillborn after a healthy full-term pregnancy in December of 2012. Since then, she has turned to writing on her blog, Still Breathing. Lindsey’s second daughter, Zoe, was born healthy and alive in March of 2014. Her writing about life after loss has been featured on Still Standing Magazine, Listen to Your Mother, Scary Mommy, Healthline, Postpartum Progress, and The New York Times.
Bevin Tomlin is a Board Member and Board Co-Chair for Pregnancy After Loss Support. She lives in Birmingham, AL with her family and works full-time as a marketing professional. She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, community volunteer and advocate for Group B Strep awareness. Bevin began the biblically-based retreat (in)Complete Retreat for bereaved mothers. She is a proud mommy of two daughters born in November 2009 and January 2013 and her two rainbow baby boys born in September 2014 and October 2017. Bevin joined PALS as a moderator in the private groups and is excited to help guide the strategic direction of PALS moving forward.
Emily Lacroix joined the Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) team as a Board member and the Treasurer in 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration and works as the Executive Development Director for a private school in the San Francisco bay area. Her first daughter, Mary Francis, was stillborn at 23 weeks, and her rainbow daughter, Louise was born the following year. Emily continues to experience the benefits of a strong support network like PALS and believes in choosing hope over fear. She is proud to serve as a volunteer with such a groundbreaking and uplifting organization.
Anne Mathay is a current board member of Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS), having previously served operations roles prior to incorporation. After a miscarriage in 2018, her son Henry was stillborn at 33 weeks in 2012. She is the founder and executive director of Hank’s Hope, a nonprofit organization in Delaware, that serves women and their families after a pregnancy or infant loss. Anne holds a BA from Towson University, a MS from Wilmington College, and is a certified SBD Doula. She is an account manager for a large corporation in Delaware, where she lives with her family (including two rainbow babies).
Erin Kuhn-Krueger is a 5x miscarriage, and 2x stillbirth survivor. She created Will CarryOn for those experiencing baby loss, and learning to live and survive life after loss. Erin writes from the heart, on often-taboo subjects, showcasing the struggles, determination and hope of her experiences. She studied marketing and advertising at Drake University, and uses her personal experiences and marketing background to shape her work, advocacy and community outreach. Erin and her husband, Aaron, live in the suburbs of Chicago, with three sons: C, by way of domestic adoption, and J and E, after successfully carrying two pregnancies to term.
Kristen Sharp MDMedical Advisor
Kristen Sharp MD is an obstetrician/gynecologist practicing in Madison, WI. Her passion for caring for families who have experienced loss was born from the loss of her son, Caleb. In memory of her son, Dr. Sharp has devoted her career to improve the medical and emotional care women and their families receive in their loss and rainbow pregnancies. In June 2017, Dr. Sharp opened the Hope After Loss Clinic which provides medical and emotional care to families who have experienced loss of a child at any point during their pregnancy or after birth.