Pamela Caine

Co-Founder + Executive Director

Pamela Caine

Pamela Caine brings 26 years of experience as an advisor, mentor, program organizer, support group facilitator, healthcare trainer, and fundraiser for families who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss to her role as Executive Director of Griffin Cares Foundation. Her ongoing volunteer work has been inspired by the life and loss of her son, Griffin Matthew.

Following Griffin’s death, Pamela and her husband, Paul, found meaning through fundraising to honor Griffin’s memory. They established Griffin Park, a playground for young children, in Tenafly, NJ, and hosted a benefit concert, Griffin’s Song, featuring Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. The Caines established a dedicated fund at Hackensack University Medical Center to provide support for bereaved parents and siblings and Pamela trained to serve as a Peer Mentor for the SIDS Center of NJ.

In 2007, the Caines established the Griffin Cares Perinatal Bereavement Program at Englewood Health where Pamela served as a hands-on volunteer for 15 years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with the shift to a virtual service model, Pamela saw the benefits of being able to connect a larger peer community to share comfort and resources. In September 2022, Pamela and Paul launched Griffin Cares Foundation as an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the support of their incredible Board of Directors to broaden their scope of service to ensure that no parent who is grieving a beloved baby has to do it alone.

Pamela received her bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University and her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. To enrich her personal perspective on loss, she has participated in extensive trainings on the topics of grief and perinatal mental health with Resolve Through Sharing, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, Postpartum Support International, and ongoing continuing education courses.

Pamela is a licensed occupational therapist and has had diverse professional experiences including being a freelance copywriter and artisan jewelry designer. She is an avid home cook and is proud to be doing this meaningful work in partnership with her three adult children.

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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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Support services provided by Griffin Cares Foundation connect baby loss families with fellow peers for shared support and community. They are not a replacement for professional therapy or medical care. This form serves as your registration to participate in all Griffin Cares support programs and only needs to be completed one time. Once you submit your registration, the Griffin Cares Support Team will reach out to provide more information and answer any questions. Additional program details are available in our FAQs.
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