Help Us Welcome Our New Executive Director!
Kiersten Adkins

“The Board of Directors of Pathway to Hope is pleased to announce Kiersten Adkins as the organization’s new Executive Director. Kiersten will follow Sharon Lawrenz’s 13 year legacy of leadership and compassion.

We are collectively elated about the new energy, new ideas, and new skills that Kiersten brings to Pathway to Hope. Her long history of non-profit experience allows Pathway to Hope continue and expand our commitment to educate, encourage, and empower individuals and families facing mental illness. Kiersten shares our vision of breaking the stigma of mental illness in our community. You will find her approachable and ready to meet the challenge of the day!

Please join us in welcoming Kiersten Adkins!

Look for a Meet & Greet Open House invitation soon.

Ron Shrum, Chairman of the Board “


“I am excited to pass the torch of Executive Director on to Kiersten Adkins, who has the experience and expertise to lead Pathway To Hope into the future.

She knows the organization and is committed to the goals and values of Pathway To Hope’s founding mission.

As founders, Dick and I endorse Kiersten and are ready to embrace a new day and direction for Pathway To Hope.

Sharon Lawrenz, Executive Director Emeritus”


“I am honored and thrilled to be joining the Pathway to Hope family! The impact of this organization is tangible and personal. People are what makes this organization great. The support of someone who knows the journey. Grace for the moment. Learning that we are more than a diagnosis. Surviving and thriving through difficult circumstances. Together. living out loud. Finding our own “normal.” Breaking through the stigma of mental illness, one life at a time!

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!

Kiersten Adkins, Executive Director”