Mary Ellen Fitzgerald, Director of The Breathing Room Foundation has been committed to the mission of the foundation since 1997, the year that the organization was created.
Just three months before her sister Diane Fitzgerald lost her battle against breast cancer, she and her husband Bernie asked some of their closest friends and family members to help them make their vision (TBRF) come to fruition.
Mary Ellen says, “I am honored to be able to help carry out my sister’s legacy. I could not be more proud of the work of The Breathing Room Foundation and am grateful everyday for having the opportunity to be a part of it. The words of gratitude that I hear from the families that we serve are a true testament to the life that my sister lived. She lived her life to serve others and with TBRF she continues to do that even after her passing.”
Mary Ellen resides in Abington, Pa with her husband Paul (brother to co-founder Bernie Fitzgerald) and four children. She has also been a radiologic technician at Abington Memorial Hospital for 22 years.