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
KPNW Hospice & Palliative Care Psychosocial Services Manager
Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care – Portland, OR

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

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

Deborah Pausig, CT, LMFT
Bereavement Coordinator
VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice – Guilford, CT

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

Howard Travers, CT, MDiv., MTh.
Bereavement Care Manager
Coastal Hospice – Salisbury, MD