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National Share Office
402 Jackson Street
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-3468
Phone: 800-821-6819
Email: info@nationalshare.org
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Debbie Cochran, BSN, MA
Executive Director
Debra Cochran BSN, MA has served in a variety of healthcare staff and leadership roles over a long career including Hospital Educator, Home Health, Hospice as well as a variety of hospital departments, and twelve years of Healthcare Policy at the federal level.  She has served on various boards and community organizations.  Debbie joined the Share staff in May of 2013.


Patti Budnik
Companion Coordinator
Patti came to the National Office in September 2013, with twenty years of nursing experience.  Her nursing career has been focused in the NICU or Labor and Delivery. While caring for families she recognizes a need beyond physical care but the need for emotional support.  Working at a chapter hospital,  Patti was able to see the benefits of the Share organization, both for her patients and as a professional.  Patti has seen firsthand that the comfort and support given to families during their loss will help allow for a healthier recovery.  For this reason she is excited to be working with the Companion Program.

Patti is the mom of three girls and had an early pregnancy loss after her first daughter.  Her knowledge of Share and their resources helped greatly after her personal loss.  Patti serves as a liaison to our participating hospitals and the Share Companions.  She will be helping to educate the Companions and other professionals on bereavement care and rights of the parents. Patti looks forward to working with the Share community and staff to help bereaved families find hope and healing.


Rose Carlson
Program Director
Rose became involved with Share in April 2002 after she met Cathi Lammert at a Share fundraiser. She began volunteering at the national office and became a part-time office assistant a few months later. She was then hired as Program Director in January 2004.

As Program Director, Rose oversees the Angel of Hope Monument in St. Charles, adminstrates the message boards and chat room, creates new parent programs and organizes the Sharing newsletter. Rose also assists in the planning and coordinating of the biennial Sharing & Caring Training and writes many of the materials we provide to bereaved parents.

Before becoming involved with Share, Rose was a stay-at-home mom to her four children. Rose has experienced four early pregnancy losses, and although she was unaware of Share at the time, since discovering Share, she has become dedicated to the mission of helping bereaved parents.


Megan Nichols
Development & Public Relations Director
In January of 2008, Megan joined the National Office Staff.  As Outreach and Public Relations Director, she oversees all public relations, marketing, and graphic design for Share as well as maintains the National Office website.  She has a design and administrative background and received her B.S. in Advertising and Marketing Communications from Webster University in 2003.

On November 30, 1982, Megan’s brother, Christopher Michael Lammert, was born.  Four days later, Christopher died due to complications from Hydrops Fetalis, a prenatal form of heart failure caused by Rh disease.  His passing brought the Lammert family to Share - a gentle group of people who recognized their loss and offered the possibility for hope and healing.

Before becoming a staff member, Megan volunteered at Share to show her gratitude for the support her family received and in memory of her precious brother.  She feels honored to be on the Share staff and serve Share’s mission.


Jaclyn Nikodym
Development & Public Relations Associate

In November 2011, Jaclyn joined the National Share staff as a PR & Development Associate.  She assists Megan with public relations, social media, marketing and design tasks. Jaclyn received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2005. 

Jaclyn finds Share’s mission to be inspirational and necessary, as the organization continues to extend hope to so many families in their darkest times.  As a mother to a young son, she feels honored to be working with Share.


Jeanna O'Leary
Share Group Coordinator
Jeanna began working for Share in July 2006 as the Support Group Coordinator.  She is the primary contact person for Share chapters across the country and works with individuals or employees of hospital networks who are interested in establishing new Share chapters in their local communities.  She also assists in the planning and coordinating of the biennial Sharing & Caring Training.  Jeanna is a moderator for the online Share message boards and chat rooms and provides phone support to bereaved parents who call the national office.  She is currently working with a group of volunteers who are completing Spanish translations of many of Share’s printed materials. Jeanna also volunteers as a Share Companion.

In 2000, Jeanna and her husband were introduced to Share after their first babies, David and Allison, (boy/girl twins) died from complications of extreme prematurity.   In December 2001, with much joy and excitement, they welcomed their twin sons, Aidan and Grant.  They experienced an early pregnancy loss in 2006 and their third living son, Shane, was born in November 2007.  Share gave Jeanna and her husband the strength and hope to continue their dream of raising a family.  It has been a healing experience to offer support to other bereaved parents on this journey. 


Jenn Stachula
Executive Administrative Assistant
Jenn first became involved with Share and learned of the support Share offers bereaved parents while attending an Angel Ball in April, 2003. She and her husband recognized the importance of Share's mission and have since returned to support Share through various fundraisers and events, as well as send close friends and relatives to Share when they experienced the loss of thier own babies. Jenn was honored to become a part of the Share staff in June 2011 as the Administrative Assitant at the National Office. She is consistently amazed at the incredible stories of hope, healing, and love that she bears witness to through Share each day.

Prior to working with Share, Jenn was a full-time parent of her two children, Sophia and Nathan. And prior to becoming a parent, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Pastoral Care from Quincy University in 1998 and enjoyed working in various areas of social services all over the country. Jenn enjoys spending her free time with her husband Jim, her children, playing anything outside, delving into a great book, or attempting to write one. She feels so blessed to be able to be a part of this Share team.


Cathi Lammert
Education Coordinator
As a bereaved parent, Cathi combines her personal experience with her education and professional background as an obstetrical nurse. Her son, Christopher Michael lived just 4 days and died due to Hydrops Fetalis, a complication of Rh sensitization. She and her husband Chuck have been involved with Share since 1983, shortly after Christopher's death. Their work began as Share group facilitators for the first group in St. Louis. Cathi became the director of Share in 1992. Her duties include managing the national office, conducting workshops for professionals, clergy, bereaved parents and their families, writing articles/material on perinatal bereavement issues, supporting 100 Share support groups, serving as a resource for professionals and the media and advocating for bereaved parent's rights. The part of her job that touches her most is time spent hands on with bereaved families and their precious babies. She feels the bereaved parents have been her greatest teachers. In May 2013, Cathi Lammert retired as Executive Director and began an Education Coordinator role at Share.

Caitlyn Wood
Development & Administrative Assistant
In September 2012 Caitlyn started as a volunteer Intern with Share and in May 2013 was brought on staff as a Development Intern.  Currently Development and Administrative Assistant she is the coordinates volunteers, assists Megan with special event planning and helps with administrative needs.

With a background in volunteering and fundraising, Caitlyn pursued her Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Administrative with an emphasis in Social Services as well as her certificate as a Certified Nonprofit Professional from Lindenwood University. While working towards her undergraduate degree Caitlyn was heavily involved in the national co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega which gave her the volunteer and leadership skills that she lives out at Share.

Caitlyn found Share while looking for hands on experience for an internship, however through the relationships with staff and parents, she has gained so much more.
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