CooperRiis Healing Community is pleased to announce that Laurie Rovin has joined our team as Chief Development Officer. Laurie previously led two different organizations, A Child’s Haven and Pendleton Place as their CEO. Prior to that Laurie spent ten years with United Way of Greenville where her last position was the Director of Community Affairs. Prior to these roles Laurie served many clients and programs as a licensed clinical social worker.
Laurie credits past experience for her connection to the mental health field, “Personally, I have lived with family members who have struggled with mental health challenges; this is where my passion to support those who suffer with mental illness started. I have experienced the negative impact it can have on a family, and I want to do everything in my power to help others from experiencing the same.”
Laurie plans to work into her role by developing the department as she raises funds. Laurie is most looking forward to connecting with alumni, alumni families, and even past employees in order to launch an Ambassador Program at CooperRiis. Laurie says, “I want to hear your story! I want to know how CooperRiis has touched your life and what is most special to you about their Healing Community.” Laurie’s goal is to connect and engage with people she names as “influencers;” anyone who has a passion to support those who suffer from mental health illness and who believe that recovery is possible.
Might you support the CooperRiis Community by making a donation today? It is through our donor’s generosity that we are able to offer scholarships towards rate reductions so those in need can still benefit from our Healing Community and our care. Click the donate button below or mail a check to CooperRiis Healing Community, 101 Healing Farm Lane Mill Spring, NC 28756. To reach Laurie directly to share your CooperRiis story, email her at Laurie.Rovin@CooperRiis.org.