Mary Fetchet co-founded Voices of September 11th in 2001 following the death of her son Brad on 9/11. A clinical social worker, she created a new paradigm in providing long-term support services for victims’ families, responders and survivors. She has been instrumental in assisting communities impacted by other traumatic events and influential in pushing for the 9/11 Commission and public policy reforms to keep the country safe. In 2014, she launched the Center of Excellence for Community Resilience, an initiative that shares best practices based on extensive research and her 14 years of work with the 9/11 community to assist families and communities impacted by other tragedies. Mary Fetchet she has made hundreds of appearances on national television and at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and contributes regularly to print and radio. She has been recognized with countless awards including, ABC News Person of the Year (2004).