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Donna Denelli-Hess Child Advocate

Donna Denelli-Hess, MSPH, MA

A lifelong resident of Williamstown and a member of the Williams College Health Center staff, Donna has been working with youth for a number of years. For the past seven years she has invested her time and energy providing educational and medical support to children living with HIV and AIDS in Kenya.   Since 2011 Donna has served as one of the volunteer teachers who helps prepare the children of our parish for their First Holy Communion.

“Whether I am working with children here in my hometown or those at Nyumbani Children’s Home I am proud to be a part of their journeys and this has reinforced my belief in a loving God who has allowed me to find such great joy in all I do.”

Most summers Donna can be found back in Kenya with her son, Ben, volunteering at Nyumbani Children’s Home and looking for those elusive cheetahs.

If you have any questions or concerns for our Child Advocate, you may call Donna on her cell at 413-441-5991.