The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on global economies, institutions and ways of life. Today, people are living, working and growing from home in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and protect their local and global community.
However, many individuals in essential fields from healthcare to law enforcement and beyond are stepping forward and doing their part to help others through.
Like many others, Meadow Brook Hall’s team is doing their part to stay safe at home by working remote. Yet there are many members of The Hall’s family who are serving on the front lines fighting COVID-19. Read their stories below:
Jacob Browning is the husband of Shaina Browning, Meadow Brook’s housekeeper. He is a Detroit Police Officer with the Special Operations team working in Gang Intel. He applied to Detroit because he wanted to make a difference for the people in Detroit. He works with kids in the city to encourage a positive relationship with police officers and actively keeps gang violence down for the safety of the communities.
Amanda Crecelius is a talented violinist who performs frequently at Meadow Brook community events. She is a Registered Nurse who steps up every day to help patients at Ascension Providence Rochester.
Andrew Garcia is the husband of Event Manager Alexis Duda-Garcia. He is an Occupational Therapist working closely with patients who require a variety of treatment at Hurley Hospital in Flint.
Gerilynn Grossi is the sister of Sales and Events Manager Lori Ginter. She is a Nurse Practitioner at Accession Macomb Hospital in Warren. Not only is she working on the front lines, she is also heading up feeding up to 60 staff members at her hospital daily. Gerilynn was sick with suspected COVID-19 early in March, recovered, and went back to work as soon as she could.
Lori also has three nieces who are students working hands-on in medical facilities throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Airelle Ginter is studying Radiology at Oakland Community College and taking clinicals at Accession Providence Rochester.
Autumn Ginter and Kayla Nicole Campis are both working as ER technicians at Troy Beaumont. Autumn is currently staying at Oakland University’s Hillcrest dorms and is working toward a degree in Social Work. Kayla is working towards a Radiology degree.
Tracy Kalamascz and is the sister of Community Events Manager Jill Moran. She is a Registered Nurse who is working in the Intensive Care Unit with COVID-19 patients at the Cleveland Clinic.
Isaac Lewis is a Meadow Brook security guard and also a member of the United States Army Reserves. He received active guard reserve title 32 orders and will be serving on the COVID-19 front lines through September.
Laura Palmieri is a skilled harpist who performs at Meadow Brook community events. She is a Difficult IV Access Specialist who sees more than a dozen COVID patients each day placing ultrasound-guided IVs at Royal Oak Beaumont.
Suzanne Upward is the wife of Meadow Brook Executive Director Geoff Upward. She is Director of Hospice with Reverance Hospice-Ascension At Home. They provide services to approximately 150 patients from Tawas to Grand Blanc. Her team includes Hospice-certified physicians, RNs, LPNs, medical social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, home health aides and office support staff.
Thank you to all the essential workers in every industry who are serving on the front lines to help protect our communities!