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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