Lorri Caffrey, SUDC, Jenna Caffrey, Option B, Cofounder
Born and raised in New Jersey, Lorri is a graduate of Katherine Gibbs's business school and has vast administrative knowledge. After a 10-year career as a legal assistant and paralegal, she experienced the tragic loss of her firstborn daughter in 2003. Jenna Morgan Caffrey was a thriving, healthy and happy child. She passed away while taking a nap at her daycare on January 10, 2003, at the age of 16 months, and subsequently died on life support the following day. No explanation could be found as to why Jenna died.
Shortly after her loss, Lorri joined the SUDC Program. Connecting with other families affected by the loss of a child brought Lorri great comfort. It was then that she realized that she found a "new calling" and direction for her life. She began volunteering for the SUDC Program in 2003 and, in 2004, she took on a larger role in an administrative position within the organization, helping to further its mission through the years.
Lorri is Cofounder, Vice President, and Assistant Executive Director of the SUDC Foundation. She is committed to making a difference for SUDC families everywhere and is passionate about helping others. In addition to her work at the Foundation, she also holds leadership positions with the Girl Scouts USA, serves as a Catechist at her Church, and is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs where she has served as a Board Member, and achieved several major awards recognizing her committment to making a difference in the lives of others. In 2017, she was invited to share her story on the Option B website which you can read here.
Lorri currently lives in NJ, with her husband of 17 years, and teenage daughter.
Orrin Devinsky, MD, Founding Member
Chelsea Hilbert, LCSW