A medical doctor with a special calling, to alleviate the pain and suffering of vulnerable people such as those with life threatening illnesses, marginalized women and girls and others, to improve their
As a pediatric oncologist, palliative care physician, and patient-reported outcomes and Phase I and end-of-life care clinical investigator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dr. Baker is intimately
Susan launched the Community Education program in 2005 at Mission Hospice. They provide education opportunities for community members and professionals who work with people experiencing illness, death, loss and/or grief.
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore is a researcher and professor at Arizona State University whose nearly 40 studies in the area of traumatic infant and child death have been published nationally.
She founded the MISS Foundation, an international organization
- An Australian Badger
- Faculty of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
- Medical Oncologist and palliative care physician
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 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.
Mr. Gilmartin serves as General Counsel for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a global not-for-profit organization of health information professionals.
AHIMA is also the nation’s leading voice and authority in health information.
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
Liese Groot-Alberts was born in Fryslân, Netherlands. She lives in New Zealand working internationally as a public and keynote speaker, palliative care educator and mentor for healthcare professionals.
A registered nurse since 1988, Yvonne Heath has worked in the United States and Canada in many areas including emergency, intensive care, chemotherapy, palliative care, and hospice.
She became disheartened by our
Dr. Gloria Horsley MFT CNS Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Open to Hope Foundation the world’s largest multi media web-based resource for the bereaved.
Dr. Gloria co-hosts, with her daughter
Dr. Heidi Horsley is a licensed psychologist and social worker and is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Open to Hope Foundation. Heidi is in private practice in Manhattan.
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)
Dr. Karl Lorenz, MD, MSHS is a general internal medicine and palliative care physician, and Section Chief of the VA Palo Alto-Stanford Palliative Care Program. Formerly at the VA Greater Los Angeles, he directed palliative care
Over the last 12 years, Bin McLaurin has dedicated himself to developing and coordinating health and wellness programs for medical institutions like Cedars-Sinai Medical, Tower Cancer Research and
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.
Marie Claire Mouhawej studied at St Joseph University in Beirut. She specialized in palliative care from Claude Bernard University in Lyon (France). Marie Claire carries 30 years of multifaceted experience in managing and dealing with different populations of patients.
Dr. Christian Ntizimira is the Founder and Executive Director of ACREOL and an International member of the Faculty of The Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education (PalC).
He is a Fulbright Alumni and graduated from Harvard Medical
Gaby Pérez Islas is based in Mexico City, where she is one of the foremost grief counselors. A renowned public speaker on both sides of the border, she has more than 25 years of experience as a therapist and has
Sofia Plonsky was born in Quito, Ecuador. She has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 18 years old in places like Starbucks Coffee and Rainforest Café. She later became part of the opening
Paul Quilliam is the Cofounder and Executive Director of Queensland Kids – formed to establish Hummingbird House as only the third children’s hospice in Australia.
Gabriel Rao, co-founder of Everly in 2021, has dedicated nearly a decade of service to America’s Gold Star Families and U.S. military and veteran communities.
Lanise is a registered nurse that has practiced in pediatric hospice and palliative care for nearly 2 decades. She is internationally certified in pediatric hospice and palliative care, as well as, perinatal loss care and bereavement. She leads Pediatric ELNEC train the trainer workshops
Dr. Ann Toh works as a home hospice physician delivering family-centered whole-person care to children with life-threatening, life-limiting illness in StarPALS, HCA Hospice Care. She also serves as a volunteer physician and advocate for vulnerable people groups.
Mariya Vynnytska is a psychotherapist, educator, global health practitioner, co-founder and partner of Ukrainian Psychology Center THE SOUL. She is a practising psychoanalyst in Kyiv and has set up a psychology crisis centre serving persons affected by the war in Ukraine. She is