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  • Beecher Grogan is the Executive Director of Lucy’s Love Bus and the mother of our founder, Lucy Grogan. She has two other beautiful children and lives on her dream farm in Maine with her children and her oxen, dogs, horses, goats, roosters, ducks, 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.

  • Jackie holds a B.A. from Northeastern University and began working for Lucy's Love Bus full-time in September 2013. She manages staff and oversees day to day operations of the organization to ensure that programs are meeting the mission of providing comfort and quality of life to children with cancer and their families. She is a New Leaders Council Fellow (2021) and will be completing her Masters in Community Development Policy and Practice from the University of New Hampshire in summer 2022. Raised in Baltimore, Jackie has come to love the coastline and mountains of New England, and enjoys exploring the area from her tiny house home base with her husband and their dogs, Barley and Moose.

  • Growing up in Amesbury, Stephanie had the pleasure of meeting Lucy when her best friend was Lucy’s babysitter. She has been following the trajectory of Lucy’s Love Bus ever since - throughout her own career and moves - and has been thrilled to watch it grow and provide hope and healing for so many families. Stephanie moved back to the North Shore from Washington, DC, looking to reconnect to the people and places she once called home, and share her love of the area - the coast, the mountains, the Red Sox, and the people - with her husband, son and dog. She brings to Lucy’s Love Bus a wealth of experience in strategic business development with a diverse background in event management, marketing, public relations and grant writing. Stephanie is responsible for the fundraising and development events, activities and initiatives for Lucy’s Love Bus.

  • 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 the east coast, where she has settled down closer to family with her husband and their pups Leonidas and Ms. Betty White.

  • Barley (he/him/good boy), Chief Happiness Officer
    Barley (he/him/good boy), Chief Happiness Officer

    Barley is Jackie's 9-year-old, 20lb rescue mutt. It's been speculated that he is some sort of Chihuahua/Beagle 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 hoped to one day settle down and become a trained therapy dog for Love Bus children around New England, but now enjoys being a big brother to younger pup brother, Moose.

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