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Hope for HIE welcomes Vanessa Zinke, LCSW

January 20th, 2022  | News


Hope for HIE is excited to announce the addition of Vanessa Zinke, LCSW, to the organization, a seasoned neonatal/perinatal social worker. In her role, Vanessa will work to further build out Hope for HIE’s support network leading weekly online video support calls, lead and launch Hope for HIE’s new peer support mentorship program for newly diagnosed families and those new to loss. She will also facilitate referrals from NICUs and PICUs, to connect families to Hope for HIE’s resources, and bring her counsel to the organization to implement trauma-informed care practices and training.

Zinke is also a NICU social worker with New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital, and the co-founder and a therapist of Reaching Resilience Therapy practice in New York City.

“This investment in resources marks another pivotal moment in our organizational growth and journey to best support families, across all outcomes, demographics and worldwide. We are so excited to welcome Vanessa to our team and welcome her to our community,” stated David Ford, Board of Directors president.

Vanessa will be introduced to the online HIE community on a Hope Goes LIVE! event on Wednesday, January 26 at 3 pm EST, streamed live on Facebook, and will be publicly available across Hope for HIE’s social media channels afterwards.

Weekly video support groups will begin in the month of February, with a rotating schedule of support demographics. Look for a complete schedule posted shortly.



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