HeartLight Staff

Jenn Flaum, LCSW, MBA

Executive Director

Jenn entered the field of grief and loss support as a hospice volunteer in 2004.  She continued as a hospice volunteer, serving grieving children, adults and professionals for six years while pursuing her MSW at Kansas University.  In 2010, Jenn decided to dedicate her career to hospice work.

Jenn worked in hospice and palliative care for over ten years before joining HeartLight Center.  She was drawn to HeartLight Center’s mission to provide community grief support and education for anyone impacted by grief, regardless of their role, experiences or timeframes.

Jenn enjoys working as a group facilitator and presenter, offering grief support and education to individuals, professionals and caregivers.  She has experience in individual counseling, group facilitation, program development and healthcare administration.  Jenn is committed to community engagement and service and knows that relationships are built on a foundation of trust and transparency.

Jenn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Regis University in 2017.  She has worked in non-profit organizations the majority of her career and served on government boards.  Jenn is looking forward to continuing to serve the community through HeartLight Center.

You can contact Jenn at jflaum@heartlightcenter.org

Allison Gary, LPC, MA

Program Director

Allison is a licensed therapist in private practice who specializes in grief and loss counseling, and brings to HeartLight Center a diverse professional skill set for background operations work as well as compassion and caring for supporting bereaved individuals.  Allison’s personal history with grief and loss brought her into the field of mental health, and she recognizes that while grief is a universal human experience it is also a very unique experience to each individual.  She recognizes that often there is isolation and a lack of support felt during the grief process, and is honored to work within the community to provide support during vulnerable times in the lives of the bereaved.

Allison received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Regis University and completed her internship training with Agape Hospice under the guidance and supervision of Karrie Filios where she began gaining experience and knowledge specific to doing grief counseling work.  Allison continues to further her education and has a passion for both learning as well as teaching others more about grief work.

Dedicated to helping to provide support and services to the community to help others find healing and connection, Allison has been a natural fit for joining the HeartLight Center team to help with administration support, coordination of programs, gathering and connecting people to resources, as well as facilitating groups here at HeartLight Center.  You are welcome to contact Allison for questions about programs, services and resources at allison@heartlightcenter.org.