Professionals whose practice and focuses on bereavement care and services to hospice and palliative care patients and families are part of this group, discussions range from services to practice to idea and resource sharing.

Visit the Bereavement Professional Community Page now to see the latest discussion posts, chat schedule and archive of past chats and resources available in the community library.

Bereavement Professional Steering Committee:

Bereavement Steering Committee Leader:
Karen Monts, MS Psychology, CHP-SW, LBSW
Director Grief Support Services
Hospice of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Ali Drescher, MA, LPC, GC-C
Director of Grief Services
Alive Hospice, Inc. – Nashville, TN

Amy Kitsembel, CSW, FT, M.Ed
Bereavement Coordinator
Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services – Wausau, WI

Deborah Pausig, CT, LMFT
Bereavement Coordinator
Home Care Plus Community Healthcare & Hospice, Yale New Haven Health, Guilford, CT

Callie C Weber, MDiv
Operational Director of Adult Grief Services
Tidewell Hospice – Ellenton Administrative Office – Palmetto, FL

Elizabeth Schandelmeier Gilgunn, LCSW, APHSW-C
Bereavement Counselor
Family Hospice Part Of UPMC – Pittsburgh West – Pittsburgh, PA