Amanda came to Lory’s Place as an intern from Andrews University in 2015. Her awareness of the importance of grief healing originated with her background in animal care, where she often worked with families pre and post pet loss. In 2016, after completing her internship and receiving her Master of Social Work, Amanda accepted the role of family services coordinator at Lory’s Place. As a FSC, she oversees the capadores (middle/high school) and suicide loss support (adult only) peer support groups. In addition, her responsibilities include facilitating several school groups and community outreach.