Advisory Council

Nirasha Darusman (Indonesia)

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Nirasha is an author with a personal calling — to help people dealing with grief as she’s experienced significant losses in her life. She co-founded Grieftalk.id in 2020, a support group specializing in grief. Nirasha then began the journey of building a community for people who suffered the loss of their loved ones, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Katie Eastman (USA)

Dr. Katie Eastman is a national grief/trauma therapist, speaker, and consultant with ReCreate Coaching and Counseling in Anacortes, Washington.

As a licensed psychotherapist, licensed social worker, and life coach specializing in loss and transition, she supports individuals and communities before, during, and after serious loss for the past thirty years.

Deborah Grassman (USA)

Deborah Grassman: The country’s foremost expert on veteran’s affairs involving hospice. Deborah Grassman is a Nurse Practitioner.

Her career at Bay Pines VA in St. Petersburg, Florida lasted for nearly 30 years, where she was the Director of the Hospice program and personally took care of 10,000 

Cole Imperi (USA)

Cole Imperi is a dual-certified thanatologist, a two-time TEDx speaker, and one of America’s leading experts on death, dying, and grief.

She is best known for her work pioneering the fields of Thanabotany and Deathwork (which includes Death Companioning) 

Dani Monte (Brazil)

Dani Monte is based in Fortaleza, Northeast, Brazil. After a near-death experience, I felt a turning point in my life when I met Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross. Those eyes looked straight in my soul and have been guiding me ever since. Her light, her love, her words touch my heart.

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