Saffron Patel

Saffron Patel is a 12th grader at the Buckingham Browne and Nichols school in Cambridge. She loves STEM, photography, and is passionate about volunteering in her community. 

Co-Founder & President
Shreya Patel

Shreya is a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis. She is interested in entrepreneurship and serving her community.

Co-Founder & Secretary
Volunteer Coordinator

Alissa joined LAI in June 2020; she is a lifelong resident of California and a retired teacher of students with special needs. She serves as our Facebook liaison, oversees our special committees and reports progress to the Board and has spearheaded efforts to add International locations to LAI’s roster of partner facilities.


When not writing letters, Alissa enjoys singing as well as Israeli folk dancing and has been known to play the guitar, ukulele and accordion. She also loves to crochet items for her granddaughter Noa.


Please contact her at alissa.rose.volunteer.rep@gmail.com if you have special skills (grant writing, media experience, fund raising, etc.) which might benefit LAI as our organization grows. She’d also love to hear your ideas about topics/themes for future Zoom parties!

Volunteer Coordinator

Ellen joined LAI in April 2020 and serves on our Board of Directors. She has 26 years of experience as an occupational therapist with a specialty in geriatrics. Ellen retired to Denver, Colorado from New York City and her east coast accent still amuses the locals!


In addition to her passion for writing letters, Ellen enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, swimming, old movies and anything animal-related. She is all about volunteering in her pajamas, sending correspondence for one national and two local non-profits besides LAI, single-handedly trying to support the postal service!


Feel free to contact her at: lai.volunteer.rep@gmail.com with your general questions, if you need community service forms signed or if your company would like to set up a Group Event or schedule a Corporate video presentation.

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Volunteer Coordinator

My name is Remona!  My husband and I live in the great state of New Jersey. I love crafting, cooking, vacationing and having fun!  I am new to grandparenthood, and loving it.  It warms my heart to see this organization grow and I look forward to being a part of that process. 

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Board Member & Treasurer

Casey, located in Wisconsin, is a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and has several years of experience in both financial analysis & assisting with staffing nursing homes & assisted livings to ensure there is plenty of support for our elderly population. When she is not nerding out with data and numbers, you can find her crafting anything from quilts, clothing, painting and much more. She also enjoys a good murder mystery novel while she snuggles with her two fur babies.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Hello.  Very nice to meet you!  I’m Pamela and I originally reached out to LAI because I wanted someone to write to my Mom.  Before I knew it, I was writing cards & letters to seniors all over the world!  I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of the LAI Leadership Team!  This program brings a smile to my face every day!  I also love long walks, arts & crafts, music, nature, animals, dance, and baton twirling!