Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

October 2018

From left to right are Dr. Jimmy Venza, executive director of the Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness; Jill Brown, director of the Parent-Child Clinical Services Program; Jill Ginsburg, Lourie Center’s contract manager for the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program; Melanie Jewell, administrative director of the Lourie Center;  Marcel Wright, vice president of behavioral health services for Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center; David Daniels, chief operating officer f

To best help children reach their full potential, research repeatedly points to both high-quality learning environments and mental wellness support beginning in their first few years of life. These resources are what the Bainum Family Foundation and The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness prioritize in their respective work and now in a new partnership.