Dr. Donald Manning
A heartfelt tribute to our esteemed Board Member, Board Chair Emeritus, and Medical Director, Dr. Donald
Manning. He passed away on Aug. 1, 2021, after a very brief illness. We are heartbroken and feel his loss deeply.
Dr. Donald Manning (December 24, 1945 – August 1, 2021) was an amazing individual who helped the
community so many ways. He was a tireless and unassuming advocate for the charitable causes he believed
in. For over 9 years, he volunteered as a Board Member and Medical Director for Odyssey Family Counseling
Center, and in that time, he helped guide Odyssey to where it is today.
When Dr. Manning joined the Board of Directors in 2013, we made a new friend who encouraged us to be bold
and brave. He challenged our basic assumptions and pushed us to think broader and care more deeply. Donald
was wise, kind, and compassionate with a bit of underlying mischievousness that always kept us on our toes.
Our Board of Directors, who worked through the years with Don and appreciated his insight and leadership, are