Join our private Donor Family Facebook group
Lifeline of Ohio invites you to join our private Donor Family Facebook group to connect with other donor families in a safe space. This is a closed group; only Lifeline of Ohio families are able to join. Our families have found this to be a helpful resource for sharing information and offering support to one another.
Meet our Bereavement Services Team
Alex Frederick, LSW Alexandria “Alex” Frederick grew up in the beautiful Hocking Hills of Ohio, where she established a love for nature and The Ohio State Buckeyes at an early age. She graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville with a degree in Social Work and then went on to receive her social work licensure.
Alex has worked as a medical social worker for over 15 years and has a wide array of experience, including working as a case manager, investigator for the state and managing several large departments at a national human service organization.
After the loss of her sister in her twenties, as well as several other close personal losses, Alex learned firsthand how meaningful it is to have a comforting network surrounding you after the death of a loved one. These experiences led her to work with and support bereaved families in hospice for over five years. She has continued this important work for the past several years in her current role as a Bereavement Coordinator at Lifeline of Ohio.
Alex’s connection to Lifeline of Ohio’s mission is also very personal, as her uncle was an organ donor when he died suddenly at a young age. Long ago, she made the decision to be registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor. That dedication to such an important cause has only grown during her time at Lifeline of Ohio, as she has witnessed the on-going and profound impact of donation.
Alex resides in Gahanna, Ohio. She enjoys traveling with friends, attending as many live sporting events as possible (she’s a huge fan of CBJ Hockey, The OSU Buckeyes and a good baseball game here and there). Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, working on her new home, being creative and being the best aunt possible to her nieces and nephews.
Stephanie Covitz, MAHL, BCC Stephanie Covitz was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Jewish Studies at Indiana University.
After college she received rabbinic ordination and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She completed a year-long residency in chaplaincy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and achieved board certification in 2016.
Stephanie has served as a chaplain at multiple Central Ohio hospitals, including Mount Carmel East, OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital and Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Stephanie joined the team at Lifeline of Ohio in 2021 as a Bereavement Coordinator. She resides in Columbus with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her kids, cross stitching and officiating the occasional wedding.
Emily Jepsen Emily was born and raised in Youngstown, OH and obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at The University of Akron in 2020.
After college she began her career in grief services by working as a Bereavement Assistant at a hospice center just outside of Akron. Emily recently moved to Columbus and joined the team at Lifeline of Ohio in August of 2021 as the Family Aftercare Liaison. She finds her job to be very rewarding and she is honored to help people through some of their most difficult moments.
In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading books, hiking and being with her sister and her kitten.