Marianne Gouveia, President
Jill McMahon, Licensed Professional Counselor, Vice President
Greg Eckerman, Treasurer
Robert Francis Gruler JR., Esq. Secretary
Susan Grau, Evidential Medium
Dr. Kathleen Benjamin Ricard, Traditional and Holistic Medicine
Patricia Kincaid, Media Relations
Dr. Denise Campagnolo, Board of Advisors
Jill McMahon, Vice President
Jill is a licensed professional counselor who has focused on working with Survivors of Suicide since 2003. She was first introduced to those bereaved by suicide while working for The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, D.C. Jill says that she knew almost immediately that she wanted to focus her life’s work on helping Survivors. She appreciates the uniqueness and social stigma associated with this grief. Her goal is to provide a safe space for those struggling with this loss, and to help provide hope for those feeling confused, helpless and alone.
Gregory Joseph Eckerman, Treasurer
Greg was Eric’s stepfather. A mechanical engineer by training, Greg left the Aerospace world over 20 years ago to pursue a career in Business Process Improvement, based on training and implementation of Lean Six Sigma methodologies across a wide variety of industries, world-wide.
In 18 years as Eric’s stepdad he had the joy of watching Eric grow into a sensitive, fun-loving, adventurous young man, full of promise and big dreams. He also felt the frustration of watching the corrosive effects of Eric’s opioid addiction through repeated cycles of recovery and relapse.
Since Eric’s death, Greg has worked to comprehend what happened and try to find a way to honor Eric by doing something positive with his grief. He still has more questions than answers. He wrestles frequently with the concerns and guilt over what he didn’t do that he could have and did do that he shouldn’t have and the limitations, real and self-imposed, of the step parent’s role.
Robert Francis Gruler JR, Esq., Secretary
Robert was Eric’s older brother. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 2013 and the California State Bar ins 2015. Robert is also admitted in Federal Court in the District of Arizona and has being awarded the distinction of being in the Nations Top 1% of Attorneys awarded by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Robert’s primary focus in criminal defense is DUI and allegation of driving while impaired. Robert believes a vigorous defense is essential to protecting all citizens’ rights and upholding the traditions embodied by the Bill of Rights. Robert was born in Arizona and attended Arizona State University and Brophy College Preparatory where he was regional champion and captain of the wrestling team.
Dr. Denise Campagnolo, Nuerologist
Dr. Denise Campagnolo received her Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School ( Rutgers). Afterwards, she completed a post-graduate fellowship and obtained her Masters Degree in Neuroscience . She practiced for 17 years in the neuroscience area. She is a recognized national thought leader in the field of Multiple Sclerosis, with a subspecialty Board Certification in Spinal Cord Medicine. She has co-edited a text book entitled Spinal Cord Medicine (Second Ed). Over the past 8 years Dr Campagnolo has worked in the bio-pharmaceutical industry , where she has been involved in research and drug development for Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Campagnolo has taken a strong interest in EricsHouse with an emphasis on uncovering new approaches to finding cures for mental illness as a result of the loss of her son to suicide.