Our mission: 

Provide the building blocks that people need to foster good mental and emotional health, and to cultivate positive relationships with each other and Earth.

We thrive together through education, skill development, and the creation of vibrant connections.

Our Approach:

Providing high quality and accessible educational programs to students, parents, and individuals.

Offering programming and services for more in-depth learning and skill development.

Exploring innovative environmental solutions by cultivating of a healthy and reciprocal relationship with Earth.

Our inspiration:

The inspiration of this Foundation came from the life work and legacies of two individuals.

Christopher Lee Calvert came from a family that struggled through generations to build supportive and lasting relationships. In his adulthood, he created a group of friends and family that exhibits the loving, supportive relationships that all humans need and crave. His hope was to eventually reunite all parts of his own family by bridging divides and healing the wounds which separated them. These efforts were cut short by his untimely death.

Sabina Wu also devoted her life to supporting and uniting families and communities, and her work was cut short in the same manner. Her absence is felt across her family and the communities she served including the schools of New York City, her church, and the Tuck Alumni Association.

We will extend their work and legacies across all families and communities.

Our team:

Dr. Susanna Wu-Pong Calvert

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Over the past 25 years in higher education as a teacher, coach, and a faculty and student development professional, Susanna has taught and counseled hundreds of students and faculty members on interpersonal relationships and personal development.

Susanna spent most of her life playing the game of creating a successful life…  a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry, tenure at a major university, a McMansion and 2 kids, only to realize that these things did not bring happiness.  She learned over time that relationships are the most important thing in our lives, but few, including Susanna, are taught how to create rewarding relationships in our personal and professional lives; this was particularly evident to Susanna while observing many young people ill-equipped to manage emotional and relationship challenges. After decades fostering professional and personal development in students, staff, and faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Georgia, a degree in applied positive psychology (MAPP), and several coaching credentials, Susanna became inspired to bring mental, emotional, and relationship education to students and communities beyond higher education through this unique Foundation.

Simon Wu-Pong (and Gru)

Office Administrator

Simon brings several years of leadership experience to  the Foundation from across his personal and professional life. He has a passion for enriching lives and tipping the scales in favor of the less fortunate.

Gru helps out around the office by looking dapper in his bowtie and doing tricks for treats!

Perri Rabbitt

Marketing and Media Creative Lead

Perri Rabbitt is beauty seeker. She loves to love and would like to be everybody’s friend. She’s goofy, free spirited, eccentric, and often sets the fire alarm off when she’s cooking. She dances in the shower and messes up everything she touches. She is studying Advertising and Sport Management at UGA and is making her 5th lap around campus the best one yet. She is so excited to work for FFCH because it’s the neatest thing ever.

Carolyn Borkowski

Content Production and Digital Design Lead

Carolyn Borkowski is a third-year student at the University of Georgia and the New Media Institute. She has experience in graphic design, web design, and social media marketing and is thrilled to apply her skills to the organization. When she’s not busy at work creating content for FFCH’s social media platforms, she is usually doing comedy. 

May Hitchings

Web Design Volunteer

May Hitchings is a graduate of the New Media Institute at the University of Georgia with a background in printmaking and graphic design. She enjoys volunteering for the Foundation for Family and Community Healing designing, analyzing, and developing their web presence.

Foundation for Family and Community Healing

PO Box 6922, Richmond, VA 23230

(804) 223-5255

info@familyandcommunityhealing.org

Copyright © May Hitchings / Carolyn Borkowski 2019