Dr. Ken DruckFounder, Board Member and creator of Families Helping Families Program
Dr. Ken Druck is the Founder of the Jenna Druck Center, which he established in 1996 following the tragic death of his oldest daughter. Seeing the need for grief support and education, and wanting to continue Jenna's visionary work in the area of young women's leadership, Ken created the Families Helping Families (FHF) and Spirit of Leadership (SOL) programs. FHF has directly helped over 5,000 bereaved families and SOL has provided leadership training to over 15,000 young women over the past 16 years.
Often called upon to help families, schools and communities in critical incident situations, such as Columbine and Santana high schools after the shootings, and after natural disasters like Hurrican Katrina, Dr. Druck has become a lifeline for countless individuals, families and communities in distress. Since 9-11, he has assisted hundreds of 9-11 families in NY and California, as well as the New York Fire Department and WTC Memorial Museum.
Ken Druck received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute and formed Druck Enterprises Inc., an executive coaching, organizational consulting and team-building firm based in San Diego, Calif. His broad base of corporate clients have included Microsoft, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Sempra, IBM, and the San Diego Unified School District. Ken is also a inspirational platform speaker, having keynoted for the Harvard School of Public Health, Million Dollar Roundatable and Young President's Organization.
Ken’s innovative work has been featured many times over the years on Oprah, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper, CNN Headline News, ABC, HBO, and PBS specials, as well as in major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report. He is the author of several books, including "The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life's Terms with Your Own," "The Secrets Men Keep," "How to Talk To Your Kids About School Violence" and "Healing Your Life After the Loss of a Loved One," a spoken word CD. Dr. Druck is the recipient of the "Distinguished Contribution to Psychology," "Family Advocate” and “Visionary Leadership" awards. As a community leader in San Diego, he co-founded the nation's first Community Editorial Advisory Board at the UT San Diego and writes regular editorials for that newspaper.