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 Professional Community Leader
Joelle Osterhaus, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Hospice & Palliative Care Psychosocial Services Manager & Interim Palliative Care Operations Manager
Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care – Portland, OR

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

Robin Fiorelli, LCSW
Senior Director of Bereavement and Volunteers
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of San Diego – San Diego, CA

Karen Monts, LBSW, MS, Trauma Loss Certification
Director Grief Support Services
Hospice of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Don B. Stouder, D. Min.
Volunteer Manager and Bereavement Counselor
Reliance Hospice, Inc. – Palm Desert, CA

Kara Thoma, ACHP-SW,LMSW
Psychosocial Services Manager
Iowa City Hospice – Iowa City, IA