Mary Ellen Collins

Mary Ellen Collins, PhD, is the Founder, Executive Director, and Board Chair of the Motherless Daughters Ministry, Inc.  Prior to founding the ministry, Mary Ellen was CEO of People Power Consulting, focusing in areas of management, teams, and organizational development to businesses, industry, healthcare institutions, professional organizations, universities and nonprofit...

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Gladys Bell

Gladys Bell Med, CFCS recently retired from Santa Maria Community Services after 19 years during which she served as a Center Director, Program Manager, Volunteer Manager and Human Resource Associate. Previously, she worked at a United Way home health care organization as case manager, supervisor, training coordinator and HR Associate....

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Cathy DiBella

My mother loss began at birth; she was there for me physically but emotionally left me empty. Because of this lack of emotional connection, I was very angry as a child and this continued as I became an adult. In 2004, I became so exhausted from being angry, I decided...

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Christine Fishel

Christine Fishel has been involved with Motherless Daughters Ministry since 2010. She and her husband Kevin have four school-age children who create a lively and loving home environment. Whenever she can carve out the time, Christine enjoys writing for the ministry’s newsletter and blog. She is passionate about sharing her...

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Julie Thompson

Julie was 26 years old when she lost her mom to a 9 year battle with breast cancer. “Since I lost my mom as a young adult, it can be easy for me to focus on all the life events that my mom will miss. However, the Motherless Daughters Ministry...

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Heather Wolper

I am Heather, a Christ follower, wife, mother, friend and orphan. I am on a journey to let go of perfect in order to find grace in each of life’s wonderfully messy moments.  I grew up in the South, the only child of an only child. These days, I call a...

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