Mary Remington, HHP, has been with the organization since its inception in 2007, starting as a student in the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program.  She began managerial support of The Center soon thereafter, while continuing her contemplative training via NYZCCC’s Clinical Pastoral Education program.  She has worked directly with patients both as an end-of-life volunteer at VNSNY and as a chaplain with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.  Mary has co-lead grief support groups with Robert Chodo Campbell, and acts as a first contact for those seeking bereavement support at The Center. Mary exercises her contemplative care practice through daily meditation, the creation of art and music, extending care for the community that makes NYZCCC, and through motherhood and family.