I am lifelong resident of the Peninsula. I have worked in healthcare for 20 years in oncology, hospice, home health, and long term care. Most recently, I worked at a non profit cancer resource center as director of patient and family services. I am currently working part time at a hospice organization providing counseling services for all types of losses. I am a certified grief counselor specializing in sudden and traumatic deaths including suicide. In addition, I have extensive experience assisting caregivers of aging parents and relatives. I have lectured on various topics including advanced health care directives, palliative and end-of-life care, grief in the workplace and LGBT issues.
I’m a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.