Welcome board members!

May 1, 2024 | COPE Community News

COPE is thrilled to welcome two new board members, Judy Lipson and Kelsey Kroning.

Learn more about them and new board member opportunities below.

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Judy is the author of “Celebration of Sisters: It Is Never Too Late To Grieve”, winner of the Literary Titan’s 2021 Silver Award.

The sole survivor of three sisters, Judy founded Celebration of Sisters, an annual ice-skating fundraiser to commemorate the lives and memories of her beloved sisters Margie and Jane to benefit Massachusetts General Hospital Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program.

Judy shared her experience of losing two sisters, the life forever changed as the keynote speaker for The Bereaved Parents National USA 2023 Conference, presented at The Compassionate Friends National Conference, The Open to Hope Cable television, and as a ForGrief speaker. 

Judy’s passion for figure skating rewarded by being the recipient of the 2020 Get Up Award by U.S. Figure Skating Association for her resilience on and off the ice.

For a complete list of podcast interviews, published articles, events and photos, please visit www.judylipson.org

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Kelsey Kroning

After losing her father, Kelsey Kroning was compelled to join the board of COPE and make an impact, helping others experiencing loss.

A Telly Award winner, with years of marketing experience, leading disruptive and groundbreaking campaigns at Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, Kelsey looks forward to strategically bringing her brand and digital marketing skills to COPE. She is inspired to give back and be a part of the incredible work that COPE brings to life.


COPE is growing a strong and diverse Board of Directors that will share its vision for the future and will help COPE to support and sustain the organization’s mission and needs.
Are you and/or do you know someone who has?…
Passion and care for supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child
Commitment to the mission of COPE, including based on lived experience
Willingness to share your time, talent, and resources
Positive track record of nonprofit board and/or committee experience welcomed
Visibility and credibility in the community – corporate, public, private
Ability to help attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members
If so, please take a few minutes to complete this application: https://bit.ly/copeboardapp