MiCHELLE NOBLE, Executive Director
Michelle Noble earned her B.S. from The Ohio State University. She started her career as a Certified Child Life Specialist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the Cancer Center. She walked alongside children, teens and their families as they battled pediatric cancer. She taught children and teens about the disease, facilitated therapeutic activities that promoted expression, conducted workshops for children who had a sibling with cancer and empowered children and teens to find ways of coping when undergoing painful procedures. In addition, she provided families with opportunities for legacy building during end of life. After working at The Children’s Hospital for 3 years Michelle took a year to do mission’s work. It was on that trip that Michelle felt a deep calling to build a program where families who had experienced the death of a loved could find a community of support. Michelle volunteered and trained with 3 different grief programs which include: The Cornerstone of Hope, located in Independence, Ohio and Camp Erin located Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In July of 2011, Michelle attended The Dougy Center's Summer Institute new program development training in Portland, Oregon. The Dougy Center is the nation's first and leading grief support center. Michelle has been supporting families since through peer to peer groups as well as individual family support. Michelle believes in partnering with area non-profits and looks forward to partnering with area schools, churches and communities to provide quality grief support to families who need it.
Michelle enjoys dinner parties with family and friends, photography, porches, coffee and seeing people discover their passions.
LIZ DREIBELBIS, Clinical Director
Liz Dreibelbis earned her B.F.A., in Sculpture with a concentration in art therapy and her Master’s (M.A.)in Creative Arts Therapies from Drexel University. Liz began volunteering for a hospice over 10 years ago until she became a Children’s Bereavement Counselor. Liz has been supporting families with a loved one on hospice for over 10 years. Liz is a registered-board certified art therapist (ATR-BC). She has always had a passion for helping those grieving a loved one find support and hope. Liz loves that A Haven uses a holistic approach, using creative means, to offer hope to those grieving.
Liz also loves a good cup of coffee with a friend, her daily runs, and spending a weekend away in the woods backpacking new trails.