Staff & Volunteers

Dr. Karen Kelly, Chief Executive Officer

Alexandria, VA

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Karen co-founded the organization in 2013 with her husband Sean and handles the day-to-day operations, including program management, communications & marketing, development, and financial management. She is passionate about assisting anyone seeking support and resources regarding pregnancy loss and is dedicated to ensuring no grieving parent ever feels alone. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, watching sports, and hanging out with her husband and son.

Contact: kkelly@throughtheheart.org


Meghan Cockrell, Volunteer Coordinator

St. Augustine, FL

Cockrell, MeghanMeghan works in health promotion and disease prevention for a major health plan. She is very passionate about public health, mental well-being, and partnering with other women to discover opportunities for collaborative growth and development. Meghan currently resides in sunny St. Augustine, FL. In her spare time she likes traveling, watching college football, and spending time with her family. As Volunteer Coordinator with TTH, she serves as the central point of contact for prospective volunteers.

Contact: mcockrell@throughtheheart.org


Jess Knopp, Education Outreach Coordinator

Flint, MI

Knopp, JessJess provides outreach to potential partner groups on both a local and national level and establishes relationships so that TTH’s educational materials can be distributed through multiple channels. She is a mental health professional who has been working in Flint for several years in different settings. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and also likes to sew and craft in her free time.

Contact: jknopp@throughtheheart.org