Paula DuPré Pesmen
Executive Director, There With Care; Film Producer
In 2005, Paula DuPré Pesmen left a successful feature film career to found There With Care, now in its twelfth year of service for families facing critical illness. During her time as the Associate Producer on the first three Harry Potter films, she was inspired by over 60 families of critically ill children through a program she started with film director Chris Columbus, welcoming them to the Harry Potter movie set for their wish-for-a-day.
Paula also learned firsthand what it meant to be in a family facing medical crisis when her husband, Curt, was diagnosed with and successfully treated for advanced colon cancer. As founder of There With Care and a member of its Board of Directors, Paula oversees the daily operations of the organization. The overwhelming support Paula has received from her personal and professional communities is a testament to her passion for helping families in need.