Officers, Board Members, and Liaisons
The HCF Board of Directors is a community of like-minded individuals who support Dr. DuPree’s vision to provide healing therapies essential to overall health and wellness. Many are also THRIVERS, others are caring medical professionals who work to heal others every day.
Our experienced group of healing practitioners and fitness instructors care deeply about each individual’s needs and tailor a program to meet them.
Dr. Beth DuPree | Founder and President
Dr. Beth Baughman DuPree serves as the Vice President of Holy Redeemer Health System’s Surgical Services, Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health and Employee Health, the Holy Redeemer Chairman of Surgery, and an Adjunct Assistant professor of Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania and actively participates in breast fellowship education and training. She is a board certified general surgeon specializing in Diseases of the Breast. She has also obtained dual board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She trains young breast surgical fellows in the art and science of breast care. She is a mother, wife, and skilled surgeon who has been honored for her humanitarian endeavors as well as her medical work. In 2007, Dr. DuPree founded The Healing Consciousness Foundation (HCF), a non-profit organization inspired by the book she wrote entitled The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing. It is the true story of her journey as a surgeon who awakens to the healer that resides within her. Proceeds from the book are donated to the HCF. More…
Gail Magee | Secretary
Gail Magee joined the HCF Board as Secretary in 2016. She served four years in the Air Force, received her B.S. from The College of New Jersey in Education and retired from the US Department of Agriculture Mid-Atlantic Regional office working with the Child and Adult Nutrition Programs. As a survivor and thriver she continues to utilize the wonderful resources of HCF practitioners and social events while striving for a better spiritual and physical realization.
Mary Conaway | HCF Administrator
Mary Conaway began working with the HCF in the summer of 2016. Mary has been working at Holy Redeemer Health System for over 10 years and has strong administration skills. She joined officially as the HCF Administrator in the fall of 2016. Mary has jumped right into her new job and is looking forward to learning more about the foundation and what it does for the patients and family members. Mary was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia where she currently resides with her family.
Lauren LoVerde | Practitioner Liaison
Lauren LoVerde joined the HCF Board as Vice President in 2012 and became the Practitioner Liaison in 2014. She grew up in the Lehigh Valley, and studied to be a physician in a combination program with Lehigh University and Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1997, she was diagnosed with brain cancer in the last week of her pregnancy. Thankfully, she delivered her wonderful daughter, Francesca, and went on to treat her cancer with her daughter as her shining light of inspiration. Working with HCF, she tries to help other cancer survivors to see that the world is much bigger than their diagnosis.
David Pflug, Esq. | Marketing Committee Chair
Dave Pflug joined the board of HCF in 2013 and serves as the Chair of the Marketing Committee. He is a successful business executive and licensed attorney. Dave received his law degree from Temple University School of Law and is currently the VP of Business Development for Sciterion, a HAVAS Health Company. Dave has managed and directed the development of advertising and promotional activities including online, digital media, social media, print and direct mail as well as developed and executed experiential marketing initiatives through conventions and events. We are pleased to have Dave on our board and look forward to his contributions.
Cari Grundman | Fundraising Committee Chair
Cari Grundman joined the HCF board in October 2014. She worked in advertising sales at McGraw-Hill then moved to Reed International, working for Meetings & Conventions Magazine, in sales and management. After the birth of her first child, she left the business world, and turned her focus to volunteering in the community. Her breast cancer diagnosis in August 2012, led her down yet another path. She is now the Patient Advocacy Manager for Agendia, a company that makes a risk of recurrence test for early stage breast cancer. The very test that said she needed chemotherapy. She is so happy to help others find their healing passions through the HCF. Cari and her husband, Tom, have two daughters, Hadley and Emily.
Ann Griffiths | Executive Director
Ann Griffiths is a founding Board member and brings to the foundation excellent organizational and management capabilities to successfully lead and mentor others. With wide-ranging experience in Senior Management in the Information Technology Industry, she possesses extensive experience in all aspects of corporate management including exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. She is a proven leader that gains success through networking, mentoring and motivating others Ann was named one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business and we are thrilled to have her as our first Executive Director.
Jodi Hutchinson | Holy Redeemer Liaison
Jodi Hutchinson joined the HCF as the Holy Redeemer Liaison in 2014. She is the new Director of the Integrative Medicine and Wellness Initiative for the Holy Redeemer Healthcare System. She spent nearly 20 years as a cardiac surgery physician assistant championing and implementing complementary healing modalities for patients, families, and staff. Eventually, she made a spirited decision to leave her career and walk across the stages of the world, living moment by moment in total surrender.
Emily Guilbert | 2016 RMC Volunteer
Emily Guilbert committed to a year of service through the Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer program in August of 2016. She hails from Roswell, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, where her parents and twin sister also reside. She is a recent alumna of the University of Georgia in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Spanish. She is excited for what her year with HCF will teach her about acting as a healing presence to others and future career opportunities in healthcare.
Ashley Pickert | 2015 RMC Volunteer
Ashley Pickert committeed to a year of service through the Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer program in August of 2015. She is from Kansas City and has three younger brothers. She graduated from the University of Dallas in May of 2015 with a degree in Spanish and completed the pre-med requirements. She played softball all four years during college and made some incredible memories. In the future, she plans on going to medical school and hopes to become a dermatologist. Before she heads to medical school and puts the focus back on her own life, she is taking a year to focus on God and her community. As an RMC volunteer, she hopes to assist those who cannot help themselves both medically and spiritually. In learning how to help them, she will be better prepared to attend to those who need her in the future.
Anna Smaron | 2014 RMC Volunteer
Anna Smaron committed to a year of service through the Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer program in 2014. She graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in May of 2014 with a Biology major and Spanish minor. She is looking forward to being a healing presence to those around her and having the opportunity to immerse herself in the field of healthcare. Anna would like to take this year to broaden her knowledge and discern a potential career path for the future.
Catherine Baker | 2012 RMC
Catherine Baker has been working with HCF since becoming a Redeemer Ministry Corps (RMC) volunteer through Holy Redeemer Health System. In May, she graduated from Bucknell University with a double major in Biology and French. She started at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine in the fall of 2013. In the time she has been working with HCF and Holy Redeemer, she has learned about what it means to heal instead of simply treat a patient. She looks forward to becoming a doctor and hopes to be able to work with HCF in the future.