Board of Directors

Aaron Reich
Interim President, Avanade

Aaron Reich is a Senior Director of Innovation at Avanade responsible for emerging technology and incubating new businesses.  Aaron’s mom, Ellen Reich, died of Lewy-Body dementia in 2012 at the age of 64.  Aaron is a client of the Healing Center and participates in the young adult group, which continues to help him through his grief.

Kim Kelly
Interim, Vice President, Meori Printing

Kim Kelly has a background in advertising and marketing, with an emphasis on film and video production.  She comes to us as a former volunteer facilitator for Children Grieve, Too – a grief and bereavement program.  She has also volunteered as a facilitator for two of the kids’ groups that meet monthly at the Healing Center.  As the mother of two children, and having lost her own mother at the age of six, Kim understands the importance of the Center’s mission to support grieving families in their time of need.  Kim is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Adam Heffley
Interim Treasurer, CRE8 Capital LLC

Adam Heffley, Founder and Managing Investor at CRE8 Capital.  Adam brings over 15 years of experience in the banking industry and is a licensed real estate broker. Most recently Adam served as Senior Vice President of commercial lending for 1st Security Bank and holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Alison Howard

Microsoft

Alison Howard is an assistant general counsel at Microsoft and specializes in privacy law.  Alison’s husband, Clint Chase, died on November 25, 2015, while they were mountain-climbing in Ecuador.  She is a client of the Healing Center and grateful for the early group and transition group for invaluable help with her grief.

Amy Friedman

Edelman

Amy Gutmann is an Executive Vice President at Edelman, and is an accomplished communications marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience in consumer and enterprise technology, corporate and crisis communications, brand and positioning, product PR, digital marketing and social media, corporate social responsibility, television production and promotions. Amy’s husband of 29 years, Eric Friedman, passed away October, 2015 suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 55. Amy was a participant in the Early Group at the Healing Center. 

Julie Arguez

MSW, LICSW

Julie Arguez is a clinical social worker in private practice working with children, teens and adults in the Seattle area with a specialty in grief and loss.  She is an adjunct faculty member at the school of Social Work at the University of Washington and has a strong commitment to robust grief support services for the Seattle community.”

Maygan Wurzer

All That Dance

Maygan Wurzer is the Founder & Director of All That Dance, a Seattle dance studio which has grown from a small business to the largest dance school in the state of Washington since its opening 23 years ago. All That Dance offers comprehensive, body positive dance education in many different dance genres for students ages two years old through adult. Building on her experience as a public school educator, Maygan has helped develop curriculum for the many different styles of dance offered at All That Dance and has grown her staff to include over 20 of the city’s best dance educators.

Maygan’s proudest accomplishments are two amazing teenage boys. She is a former client at the Healing Center having attended Eary Group, Transitions, and Perspectives after her husband died in 2012.