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Hospice DreamCatcher Foundation, Inc. (“DreamCatchers”) is dedicated to fulfilling final Dreams of hospice patients through chapters run by youth in high school or college, emphasizing intergenerational connection in all aspects of its work. DreamCatchers serves youth, by providing an opportunity to learn & grow through intergenerational connection & entrepreneurship (they start & run their own chapters); and elderly hospice patients, who receive their final Dream & a chance to better understand younger generations, a rare interaction in many cases.

The DreamCatchers program was started as a volunteer program in conjunction with Hospice Care of the West, LLC. The program was the idea of Caitlin Crommett, a 15 year old sophomore at Tesoro High School in Orange County, California. Caitlin had the idea early in 2009 while watching the movie, “Patch Adams” during a scene in which Patch helped an elderly woman who was not eating. In the scene, she noted that she always wanted to jump into a pool of pasta….and Patch made that dream happen.

Caitlin attended the University of Notre Dame, and was able to travel the country expanding DreamCatchers during her time there thanks to the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at the University. Since graduating in 2015, Caitlin has continued expanding the organization nationwide; there are now almost 30 chapters in roughly 15 states across the US.

 

Hospice DreamCatcher Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation.

Introducing Our Newest Team Member…

Gionni Carter: Intern, Outreach Director

Gionni currently attends California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)  and is enrolled in the Human Services Bachelors program. She received both her associates in Interdisciplinary Studies: Behavioral & Social Sciences and Natural Sciences at Los Angeles Southwest College in December 2017. Gionni originally set out to become a registered nurse; but because of the way students were chosen for the nursing program, she decided she needed more control over her academics and future. She knew of her natural desire to help people, and discovered Human Services. Human Services is a broad major that focuses on the needs of others and can include but is not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, advocating, mental health, etc.

She came in contact with DreamCatchers Foundation through an intern fair offered on campus for Human Services majors. She has had ideas of working with youth, and also had ideas of working with geriatrics; DreamCatchers allowed her to be involved with both demographics. She loves the DreamCatchers mission of bringing awareness to intergenerational relationships. Her expectations in interning with DreamCatchers are to explore her professional self, allow her experiences to shape her preferences in career and accept the experiences as lessons, and she intend to observe the directions and ways of a functioning non-profit organization.

Board of Directors

Caitlin Crommett

Founder & President, DreamCatchers

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Caitlin founded DreamCatchers when she was just 15 years old. She had started volunteering at a local hospice at age 12, and wanted to do more for the patients to serve them in their final months. She came up with the idea for DreamCatchers, and has grown it to over 15 states since then. Caitlin graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a dual major in entrepreneurship and film/theatre, and has since moved out to LA to pursue a career in film and speaking. Recently, in 2018, she has begun running DreamCatchers as its only staff member, working to take the foundation to new heights. Along with running DreamCatchers, Caitlin is building a career in speaking on generations, stemming from her passion for bridging generational gaps with DreamCatchers. More information on her speaking topics can be found at www.CaitlinCrommett.com.

Curtis Cloke

Acuity Financial

Curtis is a member of the National Insurance and Financial Advisors Association (NAIFA), and is a former president of the Southeast Iowa Association. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) and is a qualifying member of Top of the Table with the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). He has earned his CLTC (Certified in Long Term Care) and LUTCF (Life Underwriters Training Council) designations, and moderates development courses for the Life Underwriters Training Council. He has also developed and provided continuing education training to professionals on many topics relating to retirement and estate- planning strategies. Curtis has also contributed as an Adjunct Instructor for the RICP program at The American College of Financial Services.

Curtis began his career as a financial professional with Prudential Financial. After many successful years with Prudential, he merged with a second firm and then in may of 2014, he founded his own firm, Acuity Financial, Inc. This is where his continues to apply and blend his expertise for his clients.

Curtis is the developer of the Thrive Income Distribution System®, a revolutionary system that provides a contractual solution for inflation-adjusted income utilizing the least amount possible of the client’s portfolio value.

Colleen Crommett

Secretary, DreamCatchers

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Colleen Crommett is a retired Orange County, CA Senior Deputy District Attorney.  She spent 17 years as a prosecutor, the vast majority of the time in the Gang Unit.  Her specialty was trial work, completing over 30 murder trials and hundreds of other felony offense trials, including rape, carjacking, robbery, etc.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Crommett was president of a HMO and life insurance company in California, served as a vice president of PacifiCare of CA and worked for both AMI Health Systems and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.  She holds a MBA from the University of Washington.

Allan Crommett

Treasurer, DreamCatchers

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Allan Crommett is a retired Chief Information Officer from a NYSE traded health care company known as Skilled Healthcare for over 10 years. The company owned over 100 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice/home health groups in the western US..

Prior to that, he was a Vice President with a start-up healthcare systems outsourcing company (UltraBridge), formed a health care systems consulting firm (Health Technology Source), and was Vice President of Information Technology for a health care company (Regency Health Services). He has a Masters degree from Union College.

LaTonia Gore

Director, DreamCatchers

Hometenders of America, Inc.

LaTonia has over 20 years of business experience in the Information Technology, Staffing Services and Real Estate Industry.  Her most recent experience in the Real Estate Industry includes Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Business Consulting and Training.  She has held several roles within the business community in major markets including Phoenix, Denver and Detroit.

She has served and fulfilled her Board of Directors commitment with the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) Phoenix Network as of December 31, 2018.  She is also a member of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR).   She has served as a volunteer within the Phoenix Metro Area at the Salvation Army, Singleton Mom’s and Hope Women’s Center.

LaTonia is a Co-Author of “How to Use Social Media to Thrive and Close More Business”.  She enjoys spending time with family, friends and being involved in the community.

Luke Johnson

Director, DreamCatchers

Legend Capital Group, Inc.

Luke M. Johnson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Legend Capital Group, Inc. As a Senior Wealth Advisor, Luke specializes in portfolio management, retirement income planning, income tax reduction strategies, and alternative investments. Luke has provided counseling on a wide range of financial matters, and today works closely with affluent individuals, families, private companies, and non-profit organizations in over 15 states. Luke serves on various advisory boards and financially supports several charitable organizations, including Saint Vincent De Paul, The Crisis Nursery, Maggie’s Place, St Patrick’s Church, the Knights of Columbus, and The Joe Niekro Foundation. Luke also served as a Fiesta Bowl committee member from 2010-2015.

Luke is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ School of Business. En route to earning his degree in Business in 2000, he studied Finance, Economics, and Accounting. Beforehand, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he played collegiate golf.

Luke and his wife were both born and raised in Northeastern Kansas in small farming communities. Together they have 3 children and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Luke is an avid golfer and has a passion for international travel.

Eric Kilstrom

Director, DreamCatchers

VIP Mortgage

Sharon Resnick

Director, DreamCatchers

Dignity Health

Advisory Board

Ashley Trussell

Advisory Director, DreamCatchers

Personal Real Estate Business

Ashley is an Arizona native and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University. During her time at ASU, she interned and worked at News-Talk 92.3 KTAR and Sports 620 KTAR. She was promoted to Community Relations Coordinator at KTAR for both their news and sport stations working closely with Gambo & Ash. She helped facilitate Holiday Heroes, a 12 hour radiothon that would benefit the 100 Club of Arizona and public safety throughout the entire state of Arizona and would raise more than $750,000 in 5 years. In 2014, she joined the Arizona Association of REALTORS as the Director for the Arizona REALTOR Party.


In 2017, Ashley served as the executive director of DreamCatchers, making huge progress in taking the organization to the next level and expanding our board of directors. She is now pursuing a family real estate business, while staying active in DreamCatchers and various other nonprofit activities in the Valley. She is a past Board Member for the Association Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, House of Refuge, Vice President of Marketing for Republican Professionals, and Branch Board Member for Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley.

Clinton Holsinger

Advisory Director, DreamCatchers

Owens Corning

Clinton has been in the LA area for just under a year, moving to Hermosa Beach, working in Compton, from the Midwest (Go Hoosiers!) Initially searching for ways to give back in LA and social connections, DreamCatchers has offered these opportunities as well as helping a community which helped the people who had been formative in his life. The care provided at end of life for his Grandmother and his friend / mentor Bob left him wanting to give back to the end-of-life community, and thanks to Caitlin’s hard work, all of these goals are possible.

 

 

 

 

A Special Thank You!

  • Ray Perez from San Diego

    Donated use of his wheel chair van for transportation.

  • Kim & Buzz Clark and mommyphotography

    Designed and Donated Dream Catcher Thank You Cards!

  • Tutto Fresco

    Donated a meal for our Reunion Dream

  • EmbroidMe in Santa Ana, CA

    Provided the Dream Team with DreamCatchers T- Shirts.

  • Mike Chamberlin, the Singing TV Guy

    Assisted the Singing Dream.

  • Newport Rib Company in Ladera Ranch

    Provided food for the Rib Dinner Dream

  • The Water Geeks

    A special thank you for their donation

  • Harvard Eye

    A special thank you for thier donation on the Eyeglass Dream

  • Buzz Clark, the LA Fire Department and the LA Lakers

    A special thank you for their help on the Lakers Dream

  • Cinderella Cakes

    Donated the decorative cake for the Tea Party Dream