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 & Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor MI

Ali Drescher, MA, LPC, GC-C, FT
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, FT, LMFT
Bereavement Coordinator
Yale New Haven Health, Health at Home-Hospice – Guilford, CT

Callie C Weber, MDiv, MSW
Manager of Tidewell Grief Care
Empath Health – Palmetto, FL

Lori Williams, MSW, LISW
Hospice Social Worker/Bereavement Counselor
St. Luke’s Hospice Duluth – Duluth, MN

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