Twenty years after co-founding Comfort Zone Camp, Lynne Hughes is returning as CEO, effective October 22. And Christine Williams, who chairs the nonprofit’s board and is a DAGG attorney, is leading the welcome.
“We know she has the passion to lead Comfort Zone Camp into the future,” Williams told the Richmond Times Dispatch,“It is an exciting time for the organization.” The board that Williams chairs shares her enthusiasm. “We cannot think of a better person to lead ComfortZone Camp into the future and continue executing our mission to serve grieving children and their families,” they wrote in an email to volunteers and donors.
Hughes, whose parents died when she was 12, and her husband founded the organization to help children connect with others undergoing similar experiences in dealing with a parent’s or sibling’s death. Under her previous leadership, Camp Comfort Zone grew from one weekend camp in Henrico County to a national, multimillion-dollar nonprofit that helps thousands of grieving children from seven to 17 years old and their families to deal with their losses.