Our Team

Every day, we work to make the world a more livable place for all bereaved people.

Our Team (2)

Raeshawn Crosson

Director, National Affiliate Strategy & DC Lead

Raeshawn, she/her, brings over 15 years of executive leadership experience in leading efforts to promote student achievement, with extensive experience in urban public school districts and apprenticeship. programs. She has held various leadership positions at national trade associations, and the state department of education, and her experience of leading large community-based programming is an asset to the Evermore growth strategy.

Red Douglas

Red Douglas

Manager, Higher Ed Initiatives

Red, he/him, is a Ph.D. Candidate in Higher Education Leadership at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. His doctoral research focuses on the phenomena of grief and bereavement among students in higher education environments and ways administrators can best support students who experience loss. Red serves as the co-chair of the Students and New Professionals Committee within the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and is co-founder of Arrow Academic Consulting, a social entrepreneurship firm that advocates for and provides assistance to students and scholars from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation students, international students, and veterans.

Liz Getman

Liz Getman

Director, Social Strategy

Liz, she/her, has 15+ years in digital marketing, social media strategy, community building, and entrepreneurship. Founder and CEO of Rise Collective, a marketing agency for change, Liz does her best to use her privilege and varying identities to further collective liberation both online and off.

Liz studied Journalism, Spanish, and Italian at Ithaca College and received a master’s degree in Latin American Studies with specializations in gender and development from the University of Florida. She is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs, burgeoning activists, and marketing professionals and enjoys leading trainings and workshops about authentic storytelling, inclusive language, and equitable marketing. Liz is honored to support Evermore because she believes all people deserve better care and compassion, particularly after the death of a loved one. Learn more about her at LizGetman.com.

Jena Kirkpatrick

Jena Kirkpatrick

Manager, Outreach & Engagement

Jena, she/her, is a writer, community organizer, and social activist. Her work for Evermore is in honor of her son, Ellis, who was killed in 2011. She was instrumental in securing House support for bereavement care in the FY21 Congressional budget. Jena garnered national support for Evermore by asking Grammy-nominated musicians to participate in the “For Evermore” summit and write a song, especially for Evermore. She is responsible for advancing bereavement care and Evermore’s mission through client outreach and external communications. Jena is the editor of the Evermore Community Newsletter and Emerging Science & Trends Newsletter. She identifies ambassadors and develops community events and campaigns.

Kayla Kissadoo

Kayla Kissadoo

Manager, Social 

Kayla, she/her, is a Social Media Manager at Rise Collective. After studying Economics and Math in college, she learned to blend her analytical skills with creativity to craft compelling, SEO-optimized content that drives social change. She ensures clients stay ahead of digital trends, making brands relatable and impactful online. She’s inspired by Evermore’s mission to focus on a facet of life that deeply affects all of us with such compassion, commitment to research, and a strong heart for advocacy. She’s grateful to be a part of it!

Joyal Mulheron

Joyal Mulheron

Executive Director

Joyal, she/her, spent twenty-five years advising high-ranking politicians, including governors and The White House, and translating basic science into public policy. She has enjoyed leading significant initiatives for the National Governors Association, the National Academies of Science, and the American Cancer Society. Joyal holds a master’s in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and degrees in Biochemistry and English from Virginia Tech, as well as a minor in Chemistry. After a series of high-profile death events and the death of her daughter, Ms. Mulheron founded Evermore to change policy, advance research, and improve the lives of bereaved children and families.

Jean Singer

Jean Singer, MBA, PhD

Director, Strategy and Operations

Jean, she/her, has more than 20 years experience as a management consultant, applying social network principles and techniques to help companies improve performance and employee well-being. Her clients have included Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies, global financial institutions, and leading technology firms. Jean works with Evermore to help build operational capability and organizational growth. She also applies her background in the study of social networks to research on the impacts of bereavement on social connection. She holds a bachelors degree in chemical engineering, an MBA, and a PhD in human and organizational systems.

Thomas Weiser

Thomas Weiser, MD

Director, Health Initiatives

Dr. Weiser, he/him, has spent his public health career working with tribal people as a Medical Epidemiologist with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) on behalf of the Portland Area Indian Health Service. As Co-chair of the Portland Area IHS IRB, he provided expert consultation for researchers regarding human subjects’ protections as they specifically apply to research in Native communities. His research has focused on developing, evaluating, and improving surveillance systems to identify diseases and conditions affecting NW Native people, building capacity to respond to various conditions, including vaccine-preventable diseases, childhood disabilities, hepatitis C, and preventing deaths from opioid misuse and suicide. His teaching and mentoring experience includes serving as a course instructor for the NW Native Research Centers for Health and as the primary field supervisor for four CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers assigned to NPAIHB. His interest in supporting Evermore comes from his own grief journey following the death of his eldest daughter in 2016.

Angela Wollen

Angelyn Wollen, LGSW

Director, Board Management

Angelyn, she/her, is a licensed psychotherapist in DC who helps emerging adults – including those navigating grief and loss – develop the tools to live fuller and more fulfilling lives. Angelyn brings decades of experience in communications, strategic thinking, and organizational operations to support Evermore’s mission of improving the lives of bereaved children and families.

Carole Zoom

Carole Zoom

Director, Community Fellowship

Carole, she/her, has been a community organizer since 1991, trained by the Industrial Areas Foundation. Born with congenital Muscular Dystrophy, Zoom uses a ventilator and mobility scooter full-time. As the former Executive Director of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, Zoom helped lead the Texas contingent to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act. Zoom directed the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange and served as the leading exchange coordinator for Mobility International USA. She has represented disability and travel issues in major media such as NBC News, National Public Radio, Washington Post, AARP, and New Mobility. Carole served as Evermore’s Outreach Coordinator from October 2022 to January 2023, hosting hundreds of meetings with community leaders across the nation.