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Our Staff

  • 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 on her dream farm in Maine with her children and her dog, horses, goats, roosters, and chickens. 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.

  • Julie is passionate about fundraising to help families and children in need. She brings over 15 years of development experience working with individuals, foundations, and corporations to support nonprofit organizations. In 2001, Julie founded Families for Depression Awareness to help families recognize and cope with mood disorders, to get people well and prevent suicides. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, swimming, meditation, and yoga.

  • 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 husband and their dogs, Barley and Moose. She hopes that her deep belief in and commitment to the mission of Lucy’s Love Bus will help ensure that pediatric patients and their families are able to receive the comfort and quality of life they deserve. Jackie manages the programs and is the main point of contact for Love Bus families.

  • Kerry is an Amesbury native who met Beecher at age sixteen, in 1999, while working together at the Flatbread Company. She knew Lucy from coming into the restaurant, and visiting the town's farmers' market with her mother and sister Jane. Kerry has spent the past four years working with organic farms in Northern California before returning back to Amesbury with her fiancé and their pup Leonidas to settle down closer to her family.

  • Barley, Chief Happiness Officer
    Barley, Chief Happiness Officer

    Barley is Jackie's 7-year-old, 18lb 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, but is currently enjoying being a foster brother to other rescue dogs for now.

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