Facilitators

Andrea Riedel

As a postpartum and newborn nurse Andrea has a passion for caring for moms and babies. She has lived in San Antonio over 25 years. Andrea her husband Greg have two boys, Luke (10) and Bryce (6). Having suffered a miscarriage between their living children, Andrea also understands that the journey to growing your family can be very difficult and painful.  She is honored to have the opportunity to bring Share to San Antonio.  Having a community of people who can support and understand each other fosters hope and healing for everyone involved.

Andrea has a BSN from UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Lauren VandeBerg

Lauren saw a great need for a community of support in the San Antonio area due to her own experiences with pregnancy and infant loss.
Lauren and her husband James sadly experienced the death of their daughter after birth in 2007, the stillbirth of another daughter in 2010 and also have suffered three miscarriages. Being a bereaved parent herself, Lauren has made it her mission to help others in need of support who have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss. She was drawn to Share by the opportunity to combine her love for helping others and passion for connection through sharing stories. Lauren’s mission is to provide hope, support and community to families affected by pregnancy and infant loss.  
Lauren and James feel very fortunate to have three living children (Clayton-11, Suzanne-10, and Charlotte-6) and have built their family primarily through the gift of adoption. They also have two very spoiled dogs who they adore and have lived in the San Antonio Area since 2007.  As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities and traveling anywhere!
Lauren has a background in elementary education and received a BS in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M university in 2001.