Beecher Grogan, Co-Founder & Executive Director
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, rooster, 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. 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 Walker, Director of Programs & Marketing
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 dog, Barley, during downtime from building their tiny house. She hopes that her deep belief in and commitment to the mission of Lucy’s Love Bus will help ensure that pediatric patients 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. Please contact Jackie with any program-related or website inquiries at Jackie@LucysLoveBus.org.
Kerry Williams, Program Assistant
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 to settle down closer to her family.
Barley, Chief Happiness Officer
Barley is Jackie's 6-year-old, 20lb 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.