EKRF Global Ambassadors


Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Global Ambassador – Micheline Etkin

Micheline Etkin

Micheline is a passionate volunteer, and a truly unique professional. She delivers the highest quality performance to everything she does. She has a tenacious work ethic that when combined with her creativity, results in outstanding success.

Through her world travels and Lebanese-Brazilian heritage, she has developed a unique perspective that spans across cultures. With her talent and creative spirit she brings ideas to life; her imagination knows no bounds.

As a model at Agency Arizona, Micheline has worked on countless fashion shows and international campaigns. She exudes glamour, confidence and sophistication and has used her success in modeling to become a mentor and role model to up-and-coming models.

Micheline has also used her influence to help her community. She works passionately and tirelessly to help those in need and devotes her time and heart to helping children. She is currently a founding council member of Casa Brazil, and an honorary member of PANDA, all charities benefiting children. Ms. Etkin has been appointed as the new global ambassador of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN).

Micheline is the Global Ambassador of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation (EKRF)and is the recipient of the “Wings of Grace” award.  She collaborates closely with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (EKR) Brasil to develop new projects.

She has worked on many successful charity events, from concept to delivery. Micheline is in demand and sought after for her style and expertise in event planning, interior design, fashion, and food. She also delivers one of the most talked-about items at these event-her delicious sweets table. (Sweets Table by Micheline)

She speaks: English, Portuguese, French, Arabic

For more information: www.michelineetkin.com



Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Global Ambassador – Dianne Gray

Dianne Gray

Dianne Gray is dedicated to helping seriously ill, dying, and grieving people around the world live as fully and as pain-free as possible until they don’t. She studied the work of EKR and more in university coursework and has guided the work and legacy of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation for over 13 years.

She is a/an:

  • Certified Death Doula / 30 years experience
  • Certified Grief Specialist / U of WI Madison
  • Patient advocate & Patient Navigator
  • Trauma & Recovery Certificate / Harvard Medical School’s Global Health Institute
  • Clinical educator on end-of-life conversations with seriously ill patients
  • End of Life & Grief Educator & Researcher
  • Experienced AI/data analytics specialist / palliative care
  • Award-winning author / published in textbooks & medical journals
  • Global Keynote Speaker
  • Fierce advocate for patient & family access to palliative care & hospice
  • Film producer/frequent podcast guest
  • Sports Management degree, focus Sports Medicine
  • Founder, Austin’s Kitchen Garden at Cura Orphanage, Kenya
  • Experienced single-parent caregiver to terminally ill son & healthy daughter
  • Adventure, Nature & Animal Lover

Global Ambassador, International Children’s & Palliative Care Network @icpcn;
Former EKR President
Grief Educator: Choose Love Movement for teachers globally: K-12


Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation Global Ambassador – Alicia Coppola

Alicia Coppola

Alicia is starring on the recently premiered CBS ALL ACCESS Why Women Kill, created by Marc Cherry. Alicia plays Sheila Masconi, a 1963 Brooklyn Girl, with a heart of gold and a mouth from the gutter, opposite Ginnifer Goodwin. Well known to TV audiences for the cult CBS show “Jericho,” she also recently reunited with one of the writers/producers from “Jericho” where she starred as Dr. Ana Castillo on the action/adventure blockbuster series Blood And Treasure which premiered in June. Coppola has also joined the cast of Fox’s “Empire” for season’s five and six in the recurring role of Meghan Conway.

Coppola was most recently seen in a recurring role on the 6th and 7th seasons of Showtime’s “Shameless” as the gutter mouthed Sue.  She has starred in television series TNT’s “Bull,” NBC’s “Cold Feet” and “Trinity” to name a few. She has recurred on CBS’s, NCIS” and “NCIS LA,”  ABC FAMILY’s “Nine Lives Of Chloe King” and USA’s “Common Lawamong many other shows. Coppola began her career with the role of Lorna Devon on NBC’s long running soap opera “Another Worldand is highly recognizable for her guest-star roles on FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy,” CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” the iconic role of Talia Hale on MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” CBS’s “CSIand “Two And a Half Men,” NBC’s “Law And Order; Criminal Intent,” “Crossing Jordan,” USA’s “Suits.On the big screen some of her credits include National Treasure 2: Book Of  Secrets and We Are Your Friends.

You might also know Alicia’s voice as she has an extensive voice over career, as the tag voice of Acura, voice of Kikkoman, Publix, the trailer of Pedro Almodovar’s Volver, and “She Hulk” in the Iron Man games to name just a few.

Coppola is also a published author. Her book Gracefully Gone was published in 2013. Itis a decade long dialogue between her father Matt, and Alicia as he lay dying from brain cancer while she struggled to grow up within that murky shadow.  It is a fusion of two journals; her father’s writings from his 1980 diagnosis until his 1983 remission and her journal from 1989-1991 as she cared for him until his passing.  In 2018, Coppola wrote, directed and starred in Between Us, a short film based on her book. It has won Best Comedy/Dramedy at The 2018 London Independent Film Festival and Best Short Narrative at The 2019 My Hero International Festival.

Coppola is from Long Island, NY and holds a Bachelors Degree from NYU in Political Anthropology and Philosophy.  She currently lives in California with her husband and their three daughters. Coppola is A Global Ambassador for The Elisabeth Kübler Ross Foundation, is an advocate for Actively Moving Forward (AMF), a HealGrief program, and holds a position on the Board of Directors for HealGrief.


For more information on Alicia: Wikipedia Page

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