Ada Perez

Board Member

Ada Perez

Working in the financial industry since 2010, Ada Perez is a licensed financial services professional for a life insurance company in New York City. As a dedicated wife and loving mother, Ada carries with her the indelible mark of family both in joy and sorrow. Originally from New York City, she now finds peace and solace in the tranquil woods of Pennsylvania, where she currently lives with her supportive husband, Alfredo, their older son, Jiraiya, and their rainbow baby, Isaiah. Being around nature has brought peace to the Perez family, as they enjoy spending time outdoors.

In 2019, Ada and her family suffered the unexpected loss of Elijah due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The family was devastated as they were expecting to celebrate his first birthday later that same week.

Ada honors her late son, Elijah, keeping him close to her heart by her volunteer and advocacy work. Since the death of Elijah, Ada returned to academia for her BS in Psychology from Drexel University. Ada also participates in a program that offers grief training for school educators and other personnel to support grieving children. In 2023, her passion for supporting others inspired her to author a guided journal, aiming to provide a helpful tool for others on a healing journey.

Ada became involved with Griffin Cares in 2019, shortly after the death of Elijah. Benefitting herself from the caring work of the Griffin Cares community has inspired Ada’s ongoing efforts with the foundation. Ada was motivated to become more involved, using her skills and experience with baby loss and grief to support other families who have experienced this life-changing tragedy. She strives for her work as a member of the Griffin Cares board to have a positive impact on the community so they may know that there is hope after loss.

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The Griffin Cares Peer Mentor Program is open to bereaved parents who have lived with loss for at least one year and feel that they are in a place in their grief journey where they can support someone else. Birthing parents and non-birthing partners are welcome to participate. All mentors must complete a training program and meet with our Peer Mentor Team prior to taking on a mentee. Ongoing support for mentors is provided.
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We are so sorry for the loss that has led you here. Our mission is to connect you with free peer support and resources to help you cope and heal after losing your precious baby. This one-time registration signs you up to receive ongoing information and meeting links for all Griffin Cares programs by email. Please fill out the form as completely as you are able. After you register, a member of our Peer Support Team will reach out to personally welcome you and answer any questions you may have.
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