February 7, 2014 at 5:48 PM
MILLBURN, NJ - Memories Live, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping individuals living with life-limiting illnesses create movies for their families and friends, announced that Millburn Township resident Beth A. Berns, MBA, MSW, LCSW, has joined the Board of Directors. The organization is one of the entities to be honored at Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Gala this Saturday.
Berns, a Social Worker with a private practice in Chatham, NJ, provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults specializing in depression, anxiety, addiction, parenting, life transitions, bereavement and relationship issues. Previously, Berns was a social worker for Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, NJ facilitating workshops and support groups for people experiencing issues relating to mental health, addiction, parenting, employment, grief, and interfaith/multi-racial family dynamics.
“I am excited to have Beth join the Board of Directors of Memories Live. Her background in social work, counseling and bereavement will make an enormous contribution to the organization,” said Kerry Glass, founder of Memories Live. “As the organization grows, it is a huge benefit to get advice from my experienced board. I am grateful for their ongoing support.”
On February 8, Memories Live will be honored by Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce at their annual Gala at the Short Hills Hilton. Entitled Milestones and Memories, the Gala is a celebration of significant milestone for a select Chamber members and community organizations.
Since 2010, Memories Live has completed more than 60-movies for those with life-limiting illnesses. The organization has recently forged new partnerships with Heiress Productions, a not-for-profit organization committed to raising cancer awareness and funds through entertaining and inspirational professional theater productions and Imagine Program’s Center for Coping with Loss, as they launch their new Tender Living Care Program, a peer support group program for children and families coping with a terminal, chronic or other life-altering illness in the family. These partnerships along with the new board appointment will help the organization reach a broader audience so it can meet the goal to help empower those who are terminally ill by allowing them to tell their stories, on film, leaving a living and breathing legacy for future generations.
For more information about Memories Live, please visit https://www.memorieslive.org/. Memories Live is a no cost service for the families/subjects of the film. The films are funded through donations and grants. Every dollar received goes directly to cost of making movies for those with life limiting illness.