Title: Peters Place Programs for Grieving Children and Grieving Families
  • Our Purpose

    Peter's Place was founded in memory of 10-year-old Peter Morsbach. Peter's Place is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are supported through individual donations, foundation grants, and special events.

    Peter's Place was founded on the belief that every child, teen, and adult deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.


    150 N. Radnor-Chester Road
    Suite F130
    Radnor, PA 19087

    Peter's Place is in the Radnor Financial Center located at 150 N. Radnor-Chester Road, Radnor, Delaware County, PA just off Lancaster Avenue/Route 30 between the town of Wayne and Villanova University. The Center is just a short walk from the R5 Radnor Train Station.

    Directions from the East:
    Rte. 76 West to Rte. 476 South, Exit 13.

    Directions from the West:
    Rte. 202 North to Rte. 76 East to Rte. 476 South, Exit 13.

    Directions from the South:
    Rte. 476 North, Exit 13.

    Directions from the North:
    PA Turnpike to Mid-County Exit to Rte. 476 South, Exit 13.

    Directions from Rte. 476, Exit 13 to Peter's Place:
    Bear left on exit ramp and make a left onto Route 30W/Lancaster Avenue and continue to traffic light at Radnor-Chester Road - the first or second one, depending on whether you exited 476 heading north or south. Go right on Radnor-Chester and make your first left into Radnor Financial Center and continue straight toward the front of the 150 building complex and the fountains. Bear right and drive around to the back of the building. At the stop sign make a left, and pass building 170 (on your left). The entrance to Peter's Place is marked by a green awning, and will be on your left in building 150. There is plenty of parking and the center is handicap accessible.

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  • Staff

    June M. Bretz
    Executive Director
    As the Executive Director at Peter’s Place, June leads the strategic, programmatic, financial and operational management of the organization. June comes to Peter’s Place with a depth and breadth of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds, and a commitment and passion for serving children and families. More... (Read/Close)
    Most recently, June served as a founding partner of the Family Strengthening Network, an organization that empowers families through one-on-one advocacy, small groups and seminars in schools, community centers and faith based organizations. June also served as the Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of South Jersey, an organization dedicated to mobilizing the community for change, and to providing capacity building support to local non-profits organizations.

    Over the years, June has also spent time as a business owner, consultant and motivational speaker, working with some of the area’s most respected organizations, including Bryn Mawr College, the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Tempesta di Mare, the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. She received her BA in International Business from Temple University, after spending time studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. She holds a masters degree in non-profit management from Eastern University and received her certification in hatha yoga and meditation.

    Tony Morelli, MSS, LSW, CT
    Director of Off-Site Programs
    Tony Morelli earned his B.A. in History from Dickinson College and his Masters in Social Services (M.S.S.) at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. He taught at the high school level for 10 years and has over a decade of experience working with both homeless and HIV/AIDS organizations.More... (Read/Close)
    Tony is a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania and also holds a certification in Thanatology — the study of death, dying and bereavement — through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at Chestnut Hill College Graduate School of Counseling where he teaches a graduate level class in Bereavement Counseling.

    Kimberly Nelson, MSW, LCSW
    Director of On-Site Programs
    Kimberly Nelson earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Eastern University and her master's degree in social work from Widener University. Kimberly spent 10 years working in child welfare and adoption in Philadelphia and Los Angeles prior to joining Peter's Place.More... (Read/Close)
    She brings a background of working with children and families who have experienced various forms of loss. She is licensed in Pennsylvania as a Clinical Social Worker.

    Andrea McLean
    Director of Development
    Andrea earned her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University. She has worked in development for 10 years, gaining expertise in fundraising, public relations, project management, and event planning. In her experience working in healthcare development, More... (Read/Close)
    she became interested in children's bereavement services and worked to increase support and awareness for programs that assist grieving children and families.

    Denise Paul, MA, CT, CPLC
    Group Specialist
    Denise earned her BA in Psychology from LaSalle University and her Masters in Counseling Psychology, with a Certification in Elementary School Education, from Arcadia University. More... (Read/Close)
    Following her studies at The Center for Loss and Life Transition in Colorado, she earned her Certification in Thanatology. She has spent many years as a Hospice Volunteer and a Neonatal Loss Counselor at Holy Redeemer Hospital.

    Lamya Broussard, MSS, MLSP
    School Based Group Specialist
    Lamya has been in the social service field for 9 years, and has worked with many populations including homeless youth, youth aging out of care, youth with issues with their gender and identity, families and youth in foster care, youth who identify as LGBTQ and more. More... (Read/Close)
    She enjoys seeing people grow beyond their internal struggles, environments and negative expectations and most importantly, she enjoys being a part of guiding that process. She has earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from Tuskegee University and a Masters in Social Services and a Masters in Law & Social Policy from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research (GSSWSR). In addition, she has a specialization in Child and Family Well-being earned from Bryn Mawr GSSWSR. Prior to earning such degrees and specialization, serving families and children in need, was always Lamya’s driving force.

    Leila Gordon, MBA, Gordon Business Solutions
    Finance Manager
    Leila worked in the Trust Departments of Provident National Bank (now PNC) and The Bryn Mawr Trust Company. She was also as a Vice President in the Private Investment Counsel Group of Scudder, Stevens and Clark before starting her own business, Gordon Business Solutions, LLC. More... (Read/Close)
    Leila is on the Board of The Lankenau Hospital Foundation and The Charter Foundation. Leila brings with her a deep interest in, and understanding of, the Peter's Place mission.

    Lene Larsen, PhD
    CHOP Sibling Project Coordinator
    Lene is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist, with a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. More... (Read/Close)
    Her professional background includes providing clinical services, academic research, teaching, and managing administrative responsibilities in healthcare settings focused on children and adolescents. She has a private psychology practice on the Main Line where she works with children, teens, young adults and parents. Lene is pursuing a certification in Thanatology — the study of death, dying and bereavement — through the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

    Jaimee Mark
    Office Coordinator
    Jaimee earned her bachelor's degree from Drexel University. More... (Read/Close)
    She has 15 years of experience working in the hospitality and event planning industry. Jaimee is excited to share her organizational skills and passion in supporting the team at Peters Place.

    Board of Directors

    Eleanor Morsbach Godin
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    It was the tragic loss of Eleanor Morsbach's 10-year-old son, Peter, which provided the catalyst for friends to help found Peter's Place in 2001. Eleanor volunteers on many levels and is a hopeful symbol for other grieving families and all who are involved with Peter's Place. Eleanor's a residential real estate agent with Prudential Fox & Roach in Wayne, PA.

    Andrew Walsh, Esquire
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    Andy Walsh is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Legion Insurance Company in Philadelphia. As a board member, he provides valuable advice to Peter's Place on insurance, legal and employment issues.

    James H. Bromley
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    Jim (or "Jamie") brings learnings to Peter's Place from many years of executive management experience, followed by 15 years of consulting to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Among his areas of expertise are strategic planning, organization and management and finance/accounting. Before joining the Peter's Place Board, he facilitated the Peter's Place strategic planning initiative as a consultant.

    Letizia Amadini-Lane
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    Dr. Letizia Amadini-Lane is Vice President and Global Head of Employee Value Proposition at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global research-based pharmaceutical company. Prior to that Dr. Amadini Lane was Vice President, Strategy, Operation and Alliance Management with Worldwide Business Development.

    Dr. Amadini-Lane has more than 25 years of experience in corporate development, strategic alliance creation, and government relations in the global pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining GSK, she was an independent consultant in the cardiovascular therapeutic area for SmithKline Beecham, where she created the company’s first template for a strategic alliances function. Previously, she was the principal of AXTEN-Health Corporation, an international case management, consulting and referral service. Prior to AXTEN, she was pharmaceutical specialist-consultant for The World Bank, where she created public/private alliances to reform the pharmaceutical sector in emerging economies.

    Dr. Amadini-Lane holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of La Sapienza and a Master of Herbal Medicine from the University of Urbino. She holds the certified degree of Archetypal Pattern Analyst. She is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. She is member of Springboard's Life Science Council and an advisor to their programs.

    George Bodenger
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    George Bodenger is a partner in the law firm Saul Ewing. He concentrates his practice in health law and represents hospitals, physician groups, and other providers on a wide variety of corporate and transactional issues. George is also on the Board of the Anti-Defamation League, Eastern PA Chapter.

    James M. Buck III
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    Jim Buck helps oversee the development effort, particularly focusing on charitable grants from foundations. Jim's older sister, Sissy, died in 1975 of a rare blood disorder. He is a Partner with TDH Capital in Radnor, PA and is active with numerous charitable organizations in the Philadelphia area.

    Linda Cummiskey, MSS
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    Linda is a long-time advocate of Peter's Place. A social worker practicing in child welfare, education and trauma-related services in Delaware County for over 30 years, she appreciates the unique services provided by the organization. Her experience as founding Executive Director of Family Support Line of Delaware County, Inc. in 1988, consultant to Children and Youth Services of Del. Co., and originator of other child oriented intervention programs informs her work with the Peter's Place board.

    William H. Haines, IV
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    Mr. Haines is senior vice president, director of marketing and business development of Pennsylvania Trust.

    Mr. Haines brings over 30 years of financial services industry experience both as a consultant to the industry and as a principal for an investment organization. Most recently, he was a managing director for FMS Group, a global sales and marketing organization operating exclusively in the financial services industry with expertise in the investment management and wealth management segments. Prior to consulting to the industry, he was a managing director and member of the executive committee of W.H. Newbold's Son & Co. Inc. a regional full service investment organization.

    Mr. Haines serves on the board of The Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Philadelphia and Chester County Estate Planning Councils. He is a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra's Planned Giving Council and Corporate Committee and also the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. He has served on the boards of Chestnut Hill Academy and Germantown Hospital.

    Marcia Martin, Ph.D., LSW
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    For over thirty years, Dr. Marcia Martin served as the associate dean and ultimately the dean/director at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Having retired from her administrative position in 2012, she continues to teach courses in clinical practice, multiculturalism, and psychopatholology at Bryn Mawr; in addition, she supervises the dissertation work of DSW students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and provides curriculum consultation to the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center. Marcia also serves on the board of the Village, a private child welfare agency located in Rosemont and Philadelphia.

    Jane A. McNeil
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    Jane moved to Pennsylvania over 20 years ago. In 1993, she met her future husband and a handful of years later they have a son, Liam, and a daughter, Libby. She owned and managed a successful monogramming business, Under the Apple Tree, for several years. She and her husband founded a non-profit organization, the Lily Foundation, whose mission is to assist women and children achieving their goals and dreams. Jane has sat on the boards of Planned Parenthood of South Eastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Ballet. She currently sits on the Woodlynde School board. In 2010, she decided to return to school and pursue a Master's in Fine Art with a concentration on creative writing. Because of her experience with losing her parents at a young age, she is writing a memoir to help others who have survived the same circumstances.

    For fun, she enjoys volunteering at her children's schools, playing tennis, practicing yoga and walking her two dogs, Lillian and Charles.

    Her love in life, other than family, is helping organizations who do more than give, they impact the world in a positive way.

    Karen K. Moon, LCSW
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    Karen Moon is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in grief and loss due to death, divorce and life transition. She has over fifteen years experience working as an employee assistance counselor for Merrill Lynch. Notably, she counseled employees affected by the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine shootings and provided numerous bereavement groups for employees and families affected by September 11th.

    James K. Paul
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    James K. Paul is Executive Vice President of Operations at Thomas J. Paul, Inc. Creative Marketing Services. Mr. Paul is a principal of the firm and John T. Paul is President. For the past twenty-nine years, Mr. Paul has been a proponent and practitioner of integrated marketing communications, supporting client initiatives in Corporate Design, Package Design, Sales Promotion and Merchandising, Multimedia Sales Presentations and New Product Introductions.

    Mr. Paul has been an active and dedicated supporter of Catholic healthcare and education. He currently serves as Chair of the Holy Redeemer Physician and Ambulatory Services Board of Trustees, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Holy Redeemer Health System, and is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Health System. Mr. Paul has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA and was Chair of that Board from 2004 thru 2007. During that time, Mr. Paul Co-Chaired, along with his wife Denise, the Mount's recently completed Capital Campaign - Foundations for the Future.

    Robin Pew
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    Robin has long been associated with Peter's Place, from the time her family came to us following the death of her first husband, to her work as a Grief Facilitator, to co-chairing the 2008 Bowling Ball fundraiser. Robin will concentrate on development and fundraising for Peter's Place.

    Bob Prachar
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    Bob Prachar is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning with Endo Pharmaceuticals in Chadds Ford, PA. He is responsible for the development, planning and execution of the company's strategy to aggressively grow the business and optimize the technology and product portfolio. Bob has more than 20 years experience in the medical products industry and has held management positions at both start-up and established companies including Shire, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories and Merck & Co.

    Bryn Smythe
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    Bryn became involved with Peter's Place in 2003 due to the death of her first husband. She and her daughter ,Cameron, enjoyed the group time-being one of the attainable things for them during that time. They were involved intimately for 3 years. Since that time Bryn has remained a part of Peter's Place in various ways from assisting with getting families together to do a remodel to the current location, participating with creating the mural that is on the "talking circle" wall, and getting IKEA to sponsor some of the additional items that made the space more beautiful.

    Today you will find Bryn volunteering in a multitude of places, The Westtown School, St Georges Episcopal church, Scouting and various tennis and paddle groups as well as at Peter's Place. Bryn is an advocate for Peter's Place being a continuing part of the board concentrating on development and fundraising.

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