Business Matters: August 8, 2014 _Gregory W. Heltman _ Gerard’s House

Business Matters - August 8, 2014

Hosted by Simon Brackley, President of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, this is a weekly wrap up of Chamber of Commerce news and interviews with local business  leaders.


Special Guest: Gregory Helton / Founder & General Director of the Santa Fe symphony Orchestra


As Founder & General Director of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Mr. Heltman oversees and supervises the Operations Manager, Public Relations & Box Office Manager, and the Patron Development Administrator.

In cooperation with the Musicians' Steering Committee, Chorus Director, guest conductors, and the community, Mr. Heltman provides organizational vision and assists the Music Director in providing artistic leadership.

Mr. Heltman also serves as the principal spokesperson and advocate in the community for the Symphony. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance (trumpet) cum laude from the University of the Pacific. and is a graduate of Santa Fe High School.

Mr. Heltman's professional career in music is as a trumpet player with the Israel Sinfonietta, the Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He taught vocal, general music, and band in the Santa Fe Public Schools from 1989-1999.


Special Guests: Gerard's House


Gerard’s House is a safe place for grieving children, teens and families, where healing happens through acceptance and peer support.

The Gerard’s House program provides an important safety net for bereaved families and over the years has had a lasting, positive impact on the Santa Fe community. Since 1997, we have helped more than 4,000 children and youth regain hope, stabilize physically and psychologically, and restore sustaining relationships with family and friends in the face of serious loss. We are the only organization in northern New Mexico providing free, long-term grief support to children and “parenting in grief” support to their families.

Gerard’s House offers free peer-based grief support for children and youth, ages 3-21, who have experienced the death of a close family member or friend and those living with family members experiencing life-threatening illnesses. We also provide crisis response and grief support to schools and other youth communities, and grief education for children, youth and adults. Our programs honor the rich mix of faiths and cultures in north-central New Mexico.

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