Two years ago I blogged about Kathy being name "Washingtonianof the Year", and she was also highlighted in "People" magazine for her tireless work in helping families in crisis with sick children. Kathy was very instrumental in helping our family, especially our son Ryan, who battled childhood cancer for 10 years. She knew just the right thing to say to us at any given time, and for that, and the countless words of wisdom (along with Special Love Camps and trips to the beach) bestowed on us, over a very long period of time, incredible kindness and empathy and generosity. We are forever grateful to her and her family through the years...
In conclusion and in Kathy's infinite wisdom, she groomed her successor in Jennie Lucca, who takes over the reins on Friday. May these two incredible women find joy and happiness on their new paths in 2015!
BSoleille! The bright side of a beautiful "changing of the guard" CEO style of the Children's Inn.
Kathy Russell: Washingtonian of the Year
Washingtonian Magazine named Kathy L. Russell, founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Children's Inn at NIH, a "Washingtonian of the Year" in its current issue.
Congratulations to Kathy for receiving this prestigious recognition as a champion of children facing life-threatening and debilitating illnesses.
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