Beecher Grogan is the Director of Lucy’s Love Bus and the mother of our founder, Lucy Grogan. She has two other beautiful children named Jane and Eli. Beecher lives in Massachusetts with her children and her chihuahua, Big Papi. Beecher is a featured writer in the book, 'Twelve Breaths a Minute', a series of essays that has been highlighted on National Public Radio. She has also written a book for children with cancer called 'A Lion Inside' that is now available for purchase from our online store. Beecher’s boundless enthusiasm and drive are only matched by her passion to deliver comfort and quality of life to children with cancer. She has made it her purpose and personal mission to do everything possible for pediatric cancer patients around the country. Beecher is available for speaking engagements at schools, service clubs, and corporations to share Lucy's story and her message of hope, humor, and inspiration. For more information, or to book a speaking engagement, please call our office at (857) 277-1984 or email Beecher at Beecher@LucysLoveBus.org.
Jackie holds a B.A. from Northeastern University and began working for Lucy's Love Bus full-time in September 2013. Raised in Baltimore, Jackie has come to love the coastline and mountains of New England, and enjoys exploring the area with her pup, Barley. With parents who met while working in the pediatric oncology unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a sister who is a Child Life Specialist, Jackie believes that working with and for children with cancer must run in the family. She hopes that her deep belief in and commitment to the mission of Lucy’s Love Bus will help ensure that pediatric cancer patients are able to receive the comfort and quality of life they deserve. Jackie is the main point of contact for Love Bus families, offering support and connecting them to integrative therapists in their area. Please contact Jackie with any program-related, IT/website, or marketing inquiries at Jackie@LucysLoveBus.org.
Melissa was Lucy and Jane's babysitter when she was a teenager, and loves being able to support Lucy's mission fifteen years later through administrative support, data management, and communication with our monthly donors. Melissa is now the proud mother of 3 rambunctious boys and one sweet and spunky little girl. Melissa is a student at Merrimack College, working toward a Liberal Arts degree.
Barley is Jackie's 4-year-old, 17lb rescue mutt. It's been speculated that he is some sort of Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier/Pomeranian mix, but it's anyone's guess! His favorite activities include chasing squirrels and chewing on sticks 4 times his size. He naps in the office and gives cuddles as needed. He hopes to one day settle down and become a trained therapy dog for Love Bus children around New England.