Diane Mellen, President has been a supporter of social and environmental causes for 30 years. Her commitment to humanitarianism has earned recognition from the NAACP and as a recipient of the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Award as one of Connecticut's most Outstanding Women. Diane is a supporter of the Innocence Project in New York City, which frees prisoners wrongfully convicted of crimes. Founding Pace Films in 2012, Diane’s role as Executive Producer has given her an opportunity to bring to the screen subjects tackling environmental, individual, and social justice topics. An Official selection in over 43 international film festivals and winning 22 awards, her documentaries have given voice to untold stories, which is also at the heart of her Foundation work.
Diane’s role in the Hope Share Care Foundation is a continuation of her lifelong commitment to humanitarianism and beneficent work around the world.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato
Stacey Stone, Executive Director has a passion for helping people heal. Her educational background includes an MA in Creativity and Healing from Vermont College and a Ph.D. from the University of Kent with a focus on: Creative Communication in a Culture in Crisis. Graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College, she volunteered at a residential group home in Northampton, Massachusetts for developmentally disabled individuals. Stacey has conducted Creativity & Healing Workshops across the country as well as working as a documentary filmmaker. She has filmed and photographed in India, Africa, Peru, UK, and Guatemala for NGO’s to raise money and awareness for their programs.
Stacey’s work at the Hope Share Care Foundation is a natural extension of her passion for helping people heal, transcend trauma and thrive despite severe life stressors.