On this episode of Mission Business, host Jennifer Alleva spoke with Mary Beth Bruggeman, President of The Mission Continues and Marine veteran. The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service at home in their communities.
In our conversation we discuss Mary Beth’s experiences as a Marine veteran, The Mission Continues, as well as how she is working to maximize women veterans’ success as leaders through a program that combines skills development for women veterans with mentorship and skills transfer to women in under-resourced communities.
On this episode of Mission Business, host Jennifer Alleva speaks with Dina Paul-Parks, Co-Founder and CEO of Healthy Humor, a New York-based non-profit devoted to bringing the principles of medical clowning to a variety of settings where children and others in pain or distress need the distraction, laughter and comfort that only a healthcare clown can bring.
Healthy Humor partners with a number of the premier pediatric institutions in the country, as well as builds relationships with geriatric facilities, after-school centers, and other community venues. Under Dina’s leadership the organization’s Red Nose Docs program has expanded programming from three hospitals at its founding in September 2016 to 15 hospital partners today across 10 states, serving more than 600,000 children and families annually.
In everything that Healthy Humor does, they look to bring joy, wonder and comfort to those in our world who are hurting and need it the most. For more information on Healthy Humor visit healthyhumorinc.org!