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Healing TREE


Healing TREE is currently seeking someone with nonprofit fundraising experience to serve on our Board of Directors. The ideal candidate would have connections to individuals, foundations and businesses who could be potential supporters of our work. Grant writing and event planning experience are a major plus. Experience in the arts and with healing trauma also a plus. Our Board meets (virtually always) once a month, for an hour and a half. This position can be handled virtually / remotely from anywhere in the US. Actively seeking BIPOC and queer candidates.

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About Healing TREE



Mission Statement

Our Mission: Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment) advocates healing from abuse & trauma rather than coping with the symptoms, in order to transform lives &, ultimately, society. We achieve this by providing trauma-focused resources & education & by producing & partnering with relevant film, television, & theatre, empowering the social change necessary to create a healing movement. The Issue: Leading studies show that trauma (both interpersonal and systemic) is a public health crisis & the root cause of many of society's toughest problems: mental & physical illness, addiction, crime, domestic violence, homelessness & suicide. Effective treatments are available but there is a lack of integration between the trauma, mental health & med. fields & of general awareness on the issue. We exist to change that so that healing from trauma becomes the new normal. Location: Based in Louisville, KY but a nat’l organization - most team members serve our mission virtually!


Our History: Healing TREE was founded in 2014 by actor Marissa Ghavami, her former therapist and her mother following her own experience suffering severe abuse, trauma & ultimately finding healing from Complex PTSD thanks to trauma-focused treatment.

Our Goal: Our vision is to make healing from abuse & trauma, rather than coping with the symptoms, the new normal, effectively addressing the root of society’s toughest problems.

Highlighted Programs & Accomplishments:

    • Our Approved Care Network is the first national directory of vetted, trauma-focused providers.
    • We bring internationally recognized trauma experts to local mental health practitioners to train them in EMDR with life-saving results.
    • Our short film Silk sparks college campus conversations about the warning signs of insidious forms of abuse & trauma & what to do about them.
    • We have partnered with some of the biggest names in the trauma field: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s team at the Trauma Center at JRI, NCTSN, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. David Grand & Dr. Jamie Marich.
    • We have actors from Broadway, Film & TV ("Skinny Pete" from Breaking Bad, Rodney Hicks from the Original Broadway cast of RENT & many more) as Artist Advocates.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mental Health
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Storytelling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 10 hours / month
  • References

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