5 Stages of Grief

Sue Boucher

Since 2007, Sue Boucher has been the International Information Officer for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN). She sits on the boards of the Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children in Durban and the South African National Children’s Palliative Care Network (PATCH-SA). She has authored numerous teacher resource materials and children’s reading books, including Sunflower

Dr. Jim Cleary

An Australian Badger Faculty of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health Medical Oncologist and palliative care physician Former President, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Advocate for the Global Access to Pain Relief Cyclist, occasional guitarist Have met three great women in care of the Dying: _Mother Teresa, Dame Cecily Saunders

Jennifer Hale, RN, BS, CHPN

Jennifer Hale is the Executive Director for the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. With more than 20 years experience as a clinician and health care manager, Jennifer leverages her knowledge of healthcare delivery and trends in regulatory matters to improve visibility of the organization at a variety of stakeholder tables including Georgia’s Department of

Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS

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. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. An internationally known grief expert, author, and bereaved sibling, Heidi co-hosts the syndicated internet radio

Dr. Gloria Horsley, PhD, MS, CNS, RN

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, the cable television series “Grief Relief” and an Internet radio show. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi have authored a number

Stacy Orloff, Ed.D, MSW

Dr. Stacy Orloff is the Vice President of Palliative Care and Community Programs at Suncoast Hospice. She has served on several national task forces and presented at many national conferences. She has almost 25 years of experience in hospice and palliative care. Stacy is published in peer reviewed journals, authored or co-authored numerous book chapters,

Natasha Pedersen

Natasha Pedersen is the founder and CEO of the only Nordic Organization working on palliative care for children. She has is educated as a pastor and health care professional in Norway. Natasha is currently working on formalizing the first Norwegian national pediatric palliative care guidelines.

Lanise Shortell, RN, CHPPN

Lanise Shortell is a RN, CHPPN (certified hospice and palliative pediatric nurse) with The Children’s program of Hospice Atlanta. Her passion is educating parents on importance of palliative care in the quality of life for their children. She loves spending time with her family and their adorable dog, Colby.

Irene Smith

Irene Smith is Founder and Director of Everflowing, a Project devoted to educating the health care community in mindful touching as an integral component to end of life care. In service to the dying for over three decades Irene continues to teach, consult in the development of hospice massage programs, create educational resource materials and

Karla Wheeler

Karla Wheeler co-heads the Public Relations & Marketing Committee for the Open to Hope Foundation. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she is Founder and President of Quality of Life Publishing Co., a national publishing firm specializing in grief support books and a growing number of publications to help hospices provide their multidisciplinary care. Quality