Meet Audrey Guth and Cassie DiClemente!
2021 INA Virtual Summit Nanny Speakers
Audrey Guth is an entrepreneur, mother of four and a cancer survivor. She built Canada’s largest nanny agency, Diamond Personnel, which was established in 1989 and continues under the Directorship of her daughter Shauna Guth. As a result of her own experience with breast cancer, she created the Nanny Angel Network in 2009, a not for profit organization that lessens the impact of cancer on families by providing free relief childcare through a network of specially trained volunteers. Audrey was named a CNN Hero in 2014,
A L’Oreal Woman of Worth in 2017, and received the prestigious Astellas C 3 Prize for Innovation in Cancer Care in 2019. Audrey continues to lead the Nanny Angel Network as a volunteer Executive Director with a vision of expanding throughout North America.
She is truly passionate about changing outcomes of families impacted by cancer. Audrey has a Master’s of Medical Science in Nutrition from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cassie Di Clemente, BHSc (hons), CCLS, is a Certified Child Life Specialist. She has worked in clinical settings in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency departments across Canada. In 2018, Cassie joined Nanny Angel Network (NAN), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to lessen the impact of cancer on families by providing free in-home childcare for mothers with cancer. This is an innovative and unique opportunity to utilize Child Life theories and therapeutic play in a community setting. At NAN, Cassie has created The Nanny Angel Network Program for Children to ensure all children are given the tools and life skills to cope with parental cancer and thrive in the face of life’s challenges. Cassie is passionate about educating parents, caregivers, volunteers, and the community on children’s coping needs and ensuring all children have equal opportunity and access to coping support.
Audrey and Cassie will be teaching the following session at the virtual 2021 INA Summit:
Supporting Families through Grief and Loss
Everyone has been touched by cancer but it is particularly devastating when it happens to a young family. Each family member, including young children, must learn to cope with a new reality. Their parent’s illness and potential death impacts every aspect of their lives. This presentation will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to support families through the most difficult time in their lives. If children are given the opportunity to share their feelings, have their questions answered in an age-appropriate way, such as “Will my Mommy die?” and be given the tools to build resilience, they will have a better chance of growing up to be emotionally healthy adults. Learn how you can make a difference for families enduring a long-term illness or death.
Want to learn from Audrey and Cassie directly in one of these great sessions? Join us on March 13, 2021, for the INA Virtual Summit.