Westlake doctor named to Footpath board

Dr. Amy Lee of Westlake

Dr. Amy L. Lee, a pediatric psychologist with Cleveland Clinic Children’s for the past 26 years, has been named to the board of directors of Footpath Foundation, a 4-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all children through discovery of the natural world.

Lee will serve in an advisory role to support program development.

“I am very happy to be joining the Footpath board,” she said. “I share with my fellow board members a commitment to the organization’s mission, including promoting resiliency in youth through experiences in nature, and teaching skills to youth for mindfulness and stress reduction.”

Lee completed her graduate training at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Cleveland, and Cleveland Clinic.

A lifelong Clevelander, Lee has lived in Westlake for the past 21 years and raised three children there; all are graduates of Westlake City Schools. She previously lived in Bay Village and Cleveland Heights.

Founded in 2015, Footpath Foundation is dedicated to empowering all children through discovery of the natural world. Footpath provides all kids outdoor experiences they need to become resilient and productive adults.

Footpath’s offerings include overnight camps for kids who could not otherwise afford them, a growing afterschool program called Footpath Nature Club and one-day adventures such as fishing outings.

Mary Macias

Mary Macias is the President and CEO of Footpath Foundation. Footpath provides the outdoor experiences all kids need to become productive and resilient adults. A Michigan native, Macias worked for children's rights for more than 18 years as an attorney and an advocate. Macias, her husband, Brian, and their two daughters live in Westlake. For more information, visit www.footpathfoundation.org

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:15 AM, 03.19.2019