fran solomon – Advocacy Committee member
After family, Fran’s passion lies in philanthropy. Fran is a member of the Cedars Sinai Board of Governors and served as a member of the Board of Directors and past Chair for Our House Grief Support Center, a community-based agency located in Los Angeles.
During her work with Our House, Fran realized a greater vision than local community work. She recognized that communities were no longer defined by geography. “Grief is universal and has no boundary. There needs to be a place where individuals throughout the world can come and celebrate the lives of those they love as well as have a place where those bereaved can be guided through their grief to reach a healthy grief recovery.”
Prior to family and philanthropy, Fran had a professional career in New York City where she was President/CEO of Gruppo Intermoda, Ltd., an importer of couture intimate apparel. Other interests include entertaining, good friends and her three little dogs. She is also the founder of HealGrief and Actively Moving Forward (AMF). More about Jade’s partnership with HealGrief can be found here.
Fran, a certified Grief Recovery specialist, lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Rick, and their three children, Matthew, Alex and Lianna.