Lance, Jasmine jasmine@thegroundswellproject.com

Jasmine’s background is in community development, visual and performing arts and creative arts therapies. Jasmine has experience in arts, community and health organisations and local government and has involved urban, regional and remote settings in NSW, Vic, QLD, SA and the NT.
Jasmine joined the GroundSwell Team in 2018 and brings her Community development skills, creativity and passion to the 10K project - working with partners Southern Cross Care, Western Sydney University and the Groundswell Project - to build relationship capacity in an aged care facility and its surrounding community.
Jasmine is an arts practitioner performing arts (Honours degree), visual arts (Diploma) and Counsellor (Masters degree in creative arts therapies)

Leclerc-Loiselle, Jerome jerome.leclerc-loiselle@umontreal.ca

Jérôme Leclerc-Loiselle is a registered nurse working in home-based care and a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Nursing of the Université de Montréal in Canada. He completed a master’s degree in nursing sciences from the same faculty. His fields of interest include palliative care, health promotion and nursing practice in primary care. His doctoral thesis aims, through a multiple case study research, a systemic modeling of nursing health-promoting practices in home-based care.

Leech, Ian ian.leech@stgileshospice.com

As Community Engagement Manager Ian’s role is to inform communities in their catchment area of the wide and varied services of St. Giles Hospice, to enable people to have a better understanding about end of life care and bereavement support. Part of his role is centred on changing attitudes in communities toward death, dying and bereavement. His work involves working with volunteers and other staff to deliver projects in communities across St Giles’ catchment area.
Ian has successfully piloted an Understanding Bereavement workshop which he delivers in schools, colleges, businesses and community groups. Ian has set up craft groups and computer socials for the elderly within the hospice and his work around Dying Matters includes his ‘conversation board’ which encourages conversations around death and dying. Ian also facilitates the workshops for Hospice UK’s Compassionate Employers Programme. Ian enjoys cycling and walking, is a Dying Matters champion and in 2012 was an Olympic Torchbearer.
Ian lives in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire and helped to care for his daughter Melissa after she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August 2007. Following her death in May 2008, Ian has used his experience to help others. Ian speaks to health professionals across the country on improving the quality of end of life care and bereavement support. He was appointed Community Engagement Officer at St. Giles Hospice in July 2013 and has successfully developed an Understanding Bereavement workshop which he delivers locally. He has also developed a series of Bereavement Help Points, a drop in service for anyone who is bereaved. He is a People in Partnership Member of Hospice UK and a Dying Matters Champion. Ian also facilitates the workshops for NCPC’s Compassionate Employers Programme. In 2012, Ian was an Olympic Torchbearer.

Leonard, Rosemary R.Leonard@Westernsydney.edu.au

Rosemary Leonard is Professor & Chair in Social Capital & Sustainability, School of Social Sciences & Psychology Western Sydney University. Caring at End of Life Research Program: For the past ten years I have been working with Professor Debbie Horsfall on the Caring at End of Life Research Program a series of five projects funded by the ARC, University of Western Sydney, NSW Department of Aging and Disability, and The Cancer Council of NSW. My particular contribution to the research is the use of social network analysis to map changes in informal caring networks.

Leonide, Rochelle rleonide@hammond.com.au

Social Work Manager at Braeside Hospital

Lin, Hsin-Yi A4594@tpech.gov.tw

Ms. Hsin-Yi Lien has served in Cross-Strait Medical and Management Communication Center, Taipei City Hospital for more than 10 years. Ms. Hsin-Yi Lien is a member of Compassionate Community Promotion Committee in Taipei City Hospital. By integrating the resources from the hospital and the community, Ms. Hsin-Yi Lien tried her best to interact with people in the community.

Liu, Chia-Jen A4594@tpech.gov.tw

Mr. Chia-Jen Liu, who is currently the special assistant of Superintendent Office in Taipei City Hospital, studies in graduate institute of business administration, Fu-Jen Catholic University. Mr. Chia-Jen Liu has been worked as a medical office administrator for more than 10 years and was former the secretary of National Taiwan University Hospital JinShan Branch as well as the chairman of Hometown Culture Association, New Taipei City. Mr. Chia-Jen Liu is the author of “Mazu of Jinbaoli”, who is also the chief editor of “Yehliu, our Hometown”. Mr. Chia-Jen Liu is a member of Compassionate Community Promotion Committee in Taipei City Hospital. By integrating the resources from the hospital and the community, Mr. Chia-Jen Liu tried his best to interact with people in the community.

Loveday, Ryan

Lowe, Jennifer j.lowe@latrobe.edu.au

Jennifer Lowe is currently a PhD Candidate in the Palliative Care Unit, Department of Public Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Marketing and Interactive Marketing from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Monash University. Jennifer worked in corporate marketing before undertaking a PhD in Marketing at Monash University, where she was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and Dean’s Postgraduate Research Excellence Award. Pursuing a research interest in consumer well-being at the end-of-life within health-care service contexts, Jennifer moved to a PhD in Public Health at La Trobe University in 2017. She works as a Research Assistant in the Palliative Care Unit and Workshop Facilitator in the Department of Public Health at La Trobe University. Her work has been published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services and Death Studies. Jennifer is the recipient of a La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, and is due to complete her PhD in 2020.

Macdonald, Mary Ellen

Mackay, Marjory marjory.mackay@nhs.net

Marjory Mackay is Director of Nursing at Strathcarron Hospice in Central Scotland. She has worked in Palliative Care for the past 25 years.
She is passionate about developing services in palliative care but more recently has grown an interest in finding new ways to connect with and mobilise local communities to care for their own at the end of life. Together with a small team, she has journeyed along the interesting path of shifting from a service driven focus to finding forms of ‘palliative’ support that are community owned and community led. This work has evolved somewhat organically and has progressively challenged the traditional way of thinking about the impact and limitations of service driven palliative care. Current areas of interest are developing and evaluating the impact of community driven models and finding sustainable solutions for the future.

Maetens, Arno Arno.Maetens@vub.be

Mallon, Annetta info@gdep.com.au

Annetta is a Thanadoula (for humans and pets) on the NSW Central Coast, a PhD Adjunct and guest lecturer with Western Sydney University, a research supervisor for the Monash University Graduate Diploma of Psychology, and a sessional academic with Navitas Sydney City Campus for undergraduate and postgraduate units in social and health sciences. She is also a thanatologist, writer, consumer education advocate, social researcher, and public speaker. Annetta is currently conducting an international qualitative research project of her own initiative which considers End Of Life (EOL) Doulas in four countries, focusing on their perspectives on death literacy in helping to form compassionate communities and provide continuity of care for their clients at end of life. Annetta is a freelance creative and technical writer & editor, and is currently involved in developing non-fiction works in areas of Australian mourning practices, and Thanadoula/EOL Doula work. Annetta’s previous careers in the field of somatic psychotherapy and allied health saw her working in Australia, Italy, and the USA, creatively engaging the personal narratives and stories of her clients in order to support their recovery from injury, grief, trauma, and loss for over twenty years.
Annetta was awarded her PhD in Social Science in early 2016, encompassing creative research, feminism, identity, personal stories, health sociology, and professional practice. In her private practice Annetta offers secular end of life services to both human and pets, and regularly holds talks and consumer advocacy events to promote death literacy and awareness of rights at end of life. She once spent an interesting year working for NSW Police Headquarters as a writer, content developer, and editor for their intranet education program, and spends a great deal of time with her dog Cully (a seasoned research assistant).

Mandersloot, Carolyn cazmhehir@yahoo.com.au

Carolyn Mandersloot’s stand up comedy takes inspiration from parenting teenagers and, surprisingly, her career as a Specialist Palliative Care Community Nurse. Her friendly demeanour and depth of knowledge allow her to delve into the difficult subject of life right before death with a light and compassionate touch. Her comedic storytelling style unravels tales that are both funny and memorable. Carolyn was a QLD state finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy RAW Competition in 2018. She has performed in the Comedy Lounge show as part of Anywhere Theatre Festival, at the Comedy Lounge in Perth and the Sit Down Comedy Club in Brisbane. She is touring with her own show; Heavy with veteran Queensland comic Greg Sullivan talking about having the tricky conversations.

Marshall, Denise marshald@mcmaster.ca

Dr Marshall has been affiliated with McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario Canada, as a professor of Palliative Care since 1989. She has held several positions at McMaster including inaugural Director of the Division of Palliative Care, and Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences. She examined Palliative Care as Public Health during her sabbatical in 2013 and since then, has focused much of her academic work on Public Health Palliative Care .She is also the founder of McNally House Hospice where Compassionate Communities initiatives are based.

Meller, Nikki N.Meller@westernsydney.edu.au

Mills, Jason jason.mills@cdu.edu.au

Dr Jason Mills is a Registered Nurse and Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University. A Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the Higher Education Academy, he has completed postgraduate studies in Health Promoting Palliative Care, Mental Health Nursing, Medical Anthropology, Positive Education, and Compassion Science. He is an Editor for Collegian, and Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Palliative Care. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing, and Palliative Care and Social Practice.
Jason was a founding member of the Compassionate Communities Network in 2011 - now the Australian/New Zealand chapter of Public Health Palliative Care International - and remains active as a member of the Queensland Compassionate Communities Advisory Group. Having studied compassion science at Stanford University, he is a Certified Compassion Educator and has taught Stanford’s flagship Compassion Cultivation Training program to build compassion literacy in health professionals and university students in Australia.
While Jason’s research to date has examined both workforce and community capacity in a public health context of palliative and end of life care, his current research interests include palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and enhancing quality of life for people living with life-limiting illness in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.

Moeke-Maxwell, Tess t.moeke-maxwell@auckland.ac.nz

Tess Moeke-Maxwell (Ngāi Tai & Ngāti Pōrou) is a Research Fellow in the School of Nursing University of Auckland. Tess' research interests include indigenous palliative care (Māori) and Kaupapa Māori and Māori centred research methodologies. She is currently leading the HRC-funded Pae Herenga study (2017 - 2020). She is responsible for leading a large (30+) team to gather stories about traditional end of life care customs as well as those things that help or hinder whānau using their tikanga and kawa. Qualitative Kaupapa Maori Research methods are employed in all the projects she leads. Tess' team produces digital stories as part of their research methods and outputs. Tess also contributes to many other research projects involving indigenous people (New Zealanders). She was selected as one of New Zealand's top Maori health leaders in 2017.

Mohammed, Saif saifsabil@gmail.com

Saif Mohammed, vigorously involved with the activities of Institute of Palliative Medicine, WHOCC, Kerala, India has been active in the field of palliative care for many years in now. He started his journey in palliative care as a student volunteer during his college days. After his college, he worked along with his friends and natives from his home village to set-up a community owned palliative care program in his locality.
Later, he worked as the state project manager (SPM) for palliative care, for the state of Kerala, under the National Health Mission, introduced by Government of India. Palliative care, during his tenure as the SPM was integrated to all the primary health centers, ensuring complete coverage of primary palliative services across Kerala. Also, during the same time, Kerala became the first Government in India to formally issue a policy on palliative care. This policy document now serves as a model document for setting-up palliative care services in many 3rd world countries.
He currently serves as a resource person of palliative care , associated with Institute of Palliative Medicine. He usually handle sessions on philosophy of palliative care, community participation in palliative care and communication skills. He travels extensively in and around India as well as other countries such as UK, Thailand, Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh, teaching various aspects related to palliative care.
Apart from teaching, he is also coordinating the palliative care skill acquisition program named Basic Certificate Course in Community Nursing and Palliative Care, under the skill development program - Additional Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP), a joint initiative of General & Higher Education Departments of the Government of Kerala.

Mollison, Ashley

Ashley Mollison, MA, is a research coordinator for various studies in Dr. Kelli Stajduhar's Equity in Palliative Care research program at the University of Victoria, Canada, and is the co-author of a recently released report, “Too little, too late: How we fail vulnerable Canadians as they die and what to do about it.” While new to palliative care, Ashley has over 10 years’ experience working in community settings with grassroots organizations advancing the health and political power of people who are living in poverty and homeless.

Morgan, Nicola

Nicola is a marketing and communications professional specialising in connecting consumers with health care and community services. In her current role of Senior Services Communications Coordinator at Redkite, she promotes the organisation's psychosocial support services to people under 25 years of age affected by cancer, and their family and friends. She also coordinates stakeholder relations with referrers and associated organisations in the sector. Nicola leads information resource development at Redkite, developing original materials and translating work from research partners into accessible digital and print information. She previously held the position of Marketing Manager at the Cancer Information Support Services department of Cancer Council Victoria. Nicola has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and is currently completing a Master of Public Health with the University of Sydney. Since 2016 Nicola has been involved in the development and dissemination of the By My Side and Walking Alongside resources.

Murphy, Gillian g.murphy@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr. Gillian Murphy is currently a Lecturer with the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. Gill has worked as a mental health nurse for 20 years, with experiences in forensic, in-patient, community, emergency and university mental health services. She has a current programme of research on loss and recovery, with studies focusing on parental mental illness, childhood parental death, family suicide death and mental health practitioners’ experiences of client death as a result of suicide. Gill is a supervisor for post graduate / PhD research students. Gill has published in the area of mental health and loss in international journals and is a peer reviewer for mental health and nursing publications.

Murray, Peta peta.murray2@rmit.edu.au

Peta Murray is a writer-performer, dramaturge and teacher, best known for her play, Wallflowering, which has been produced nationally and internationally and Salt, which won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama. Other plays include AWGIE-winners Spitting Chips on themes of adolescence and bereavement, and The Keys to the Animal Room on family violence. Peta is the author of This Dying Business, which premiered at an international conference on Palliative Care, and of The Law of Large Numbers, about the impact of gambling addiction on small communities. In 2003 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for Services to Society and Literature.
More recent works for performance, Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a novel inside a reading of a play with footnotes and oratorio-as-coda and Missa Pro Venerabilibus: A Mass for The Ageing premiered at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Peta’s short fiction has been published in Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories. Critical writing includes a chapter in Creative Manoeuvres: Writing, Making, Being, contributions to AXON, Essay Daily and New Writing, and a creative essay for TEXT.
Peta holds an MA from QUT and a PhD from RMIT University. Her research concerns the use of transdisciplinary and arts-based practices as modes of inquiry and forms of cultural activism. Her doctoral project Essayesque Dismemoir: w/rites of elder-flowering employed variations of the ‘performance essay’ to devise participatory nonfiction on the embodied experience of ageing. Peta’s current research, within the emergent field of arts-and-health, uses playful and material thinking to develop coherent narrative spaces to counter ageism and promote meaning-making, even in the face of illness, grief and loss.
Peta is co-founder and Creative Director of the not-for-profit arts-and-health organisation, The Groundswell Project.

Murray, Tom tom.murray@mq.edu.au

Dr Tom Murray is an award-winning filmmaker and academic. His films have won many awards including the Sydney Film Festival Award for Best Film, the NSW Premier's History Award, and the Australian Directors’ Guild Award for Best Documentary Direction, and selection for many international film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, IDFA Amsterdam, and major festivals including London, Vancouver, Toronto and Palm Springs. Tom is a senior lecturer and academic in the Department of Media at Macquarie University, and was recently awarded the Max Crawford Medal, Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities.

Noonan, Kerrie kerrie@nalag.org.au

Dr Kerrie Noonan is a clinical psychologist in palliative care and a social researcher with the Caring at end of life research group at Western Sydney University.
Over the past 25 years Kerrie has been working to create a more death literate society, one where people and communities have the practical know-how needed to plan well and respond to dying death and grief. Kerrie has a long-standing interest in community capacity building approaches to death, dying and bereavement, palliative care and how people can build their death literacy. She is the founding executive director of The GroundSwell Project and national initiatives Dying to Know Day, FilmLife Project and ComComHub. She is active in the Compassionate Communities movement internationally.
Kerrie is a member of the Caring at End of Life Research team at Western Sydney University, and is an Investigator on the Death Literacy Index project. This pioneering research has investigated the role of family, friends and neighbours play when someone is dying at home and coined the term ‘death literacy’ and the now development of the Death Literacy Index.
Kerrie was awarded her PhD in 2018 by Western Sydney University for her study titled Renegade Stories: A study of deathworkers using social approaches to dying, death and loss in Australia. Kerrie has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, a BA (Psychology), and a Grad. Dip. in Systemic Therapy (Family Therapy) and a fellow of the Sydney School for Social Entrepreneurs. Her clinical experience involves palliative care, health psychology, loss and grief, pain management, program development and evaluation research.
She sits on the council of Public Health Palliative Care International and is the co-Chair of the Organising Committee for the 6th PHPCI Conference in 2019.

O’Leary, Clare

Patel, Manjula manjulapatel@nhs.net

Manjula Patel has over 30 years’ of voluntary sector experience, working with a large international charity as well as local charities and smaller community based groups.
Manjula joined Murray Hall Community Trust a West Midland based charity at the beginning of this century to establish a new innovative community palliative care service to support people at home at the end of life. A unique aspect of the service was narrative based assessment that included mapping individual’s care and support network, enabling people to be active participants in shaping their own care and support.
With her experience and interest in public health palliative care she embarked on a doctoral research study with Warwick University and currently is at the analysis stage of the different Compassionate Communities approach to end of life care. At the conference she will be presenting the findings on the perspectives of those being cared for and their informal carers.
She is now the Chief Executive of Murray Hall Community Trust, a community development anchor charity with a diverse portfolio of services that include: Children Centres supporting children and families, mental health services for children, young people and adults, supporting older people reducing isolation and loneliness, and pioneering transition support for young people with life limiting illnesses, and supporting people and their carer with end of life and bereavement.
Manjula is a Trustee of the Compassionate Communities UK charity, and also a Board member of Public Health Palliative Care UK.

Patterson, Rebecca Rebecca.Patterson@palliativecarescotland.org.uk

Mark and Rebecca work at the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, where for eight years they have led the development of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief (GLGDGG). GLGDGG is an alliance of individuals and organisations working to encourage more open and supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. This work has included establishing the To Absent Friends Festival, and creating various resources including the It Takes a Village Exhibition with artist Colin Gray. Their publications include most recently A Road Less Lonely: Moving forward with public health approaches to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

Patterson, Lisa lisa.patterson@stnh.org.uk

Enrolled Nurse in Recovery Unit – 5years
Registered Nurse in Elective/ Emergency Surgery – 12 years
Oncology Inpatient and Outpatient – 2 years
Sister in Endoscopy – 2 years
Sister in Emergency Surgery – 2 years
Colorectal Oncology Specialist Nurse – 2 years
Extended Studies in Counselling and Hypnosis to enhance practice.
To date; Hospice Educator/Education Lead at St Nicholas Hospice Care. Managing the Hospice education model, to change and influence practice internally and the wider community. Planning and delivering training to care homes, care agencies, voluntary sector, schools, colleges and universities on End of Life Care
Working in collaboration with service providers with policies and guidelines to ensure patient centred end of life care.
Partnership with other Hospices and Acute settings in delivering conferences on Palliative Care.
Manage clinical placement of professional students their universities and internal staff to ensure a valuable learning experience.
Raising public awareness of; hospice care model, death literacy and compassionate communities to community groups.
Proactive approach to discussing death, dying and bereavement in schools with a new initiative called Life’s Questions for all ages. Also promoting career pathways, work experience and volunteering in the community.
Enrolled Nurse in Recovery Unit – 5years
Registered Nurse in Elective/ Emergency Surgery – 12 years
Oncology Inpatient and Outpatient – 2 years
Sister in Endoscopy – 2 years
Sister in Emergency Surgery – 2 years
Colorectal Oncology Specialist Nurse – 2 years
Extended Studies in Counselling and Hypnosis to enhance practice.
To date; Hospice Educator/Education Lead at St Nicholas Hospice Care. Managing the Hospice education model, to change and influence practice internally and the wider community. Planning and delivering training to care homes, care agencies, voluntary sector, schools, colleges and universities on End of Life Care
Working in collaboration with service providers with policies and guidelines to ensure patient centred end of life care.
Partnership with other Hospices and Acute settings in delivering conferences on Palliative Care.
Manage clinical placement of professional students their universities and internal staff to ensure a valuable learning experience.
Raising public awareness of; hospice care model, death literacy and compassionate communities to community groups.
Proactive approach to discussing death, dying and bereavement in schools with a new initiative called Life’s Questions for all ages. Also promoting career pathways, work experience and volunteering in the community.
Personal experience; I have two teenage children, supporting their experiences of varied losses including death of my parent, pets, friendship breakdowns, moving schools and education expectations it is imperative in having open and honest conversations. I can appreciate how creating an environment in which having conversations on what might seem difficult subjects will encourage an element of understanding of feelings, thoughts and emotions can also encourage empathy and support for others.
Life's Questions has also been invaluable to my social circle in encouraging conversation and support.

Paul, Sally sally.paul@starth.ac.uk

Sally’s research primarily focuses on bereavement, loss and end-of-life care with a particular emphasis on developing the resilience of communities to better cope with, and support, related experiences. She has a particular interest in the role of social work in end of life and bereavement care as well as children's experiences of death and bereavement. She is attracted to participatory research methods that have impact across practice and policy as well as within academia. She is co-chair of the Bereavement Research and Innovation Group at Strathclyde, that develops new knowledge around bereavement to improve bereavement experiences.

Peacock, Robert

Robert Peacock is Development Manager for Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, an alliance of organisations and individuals working to make Scotland more open and supportive around death, dying and bereavement. He leads the alliance’s Bereavement Friendly Workplaces project, as well as managing their three major programmes of events – Good Death Week in May, Death on the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, and To Absent Friends festival of storytelling and remembrance in November. He is also heavily involved with wider Compassionate Communities activity.

Pearce, Kim kimp@nswcc.org.au

Kim has a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy and worked as Oncology registered nurse since 1982. She has been working at Cancer Council NSW since 1991and specialises in supporting people who are impacted by a cancer diagnosis, including patients, carers, survivors and family. Grief, loss, bereavement and facing end of life are where her focus lies. Kim also works in a private counselling and psychotherapy practice working primarily with people affected by a cancer diagnosis.
At Cancer Council, she has been involved in the development and implementation of a broad range of programs and services for cancer patients, survivors and carers, such as the Telephone Support Group Program and the current Cancer Support Group Leader Training Program.
As one of the Cancer Support Consultants her role includes facilitating telephone support groups and maintaining the recognition process and implement and deliver training to work with the 280 cancer support groups across NSW.

Pearse, Wendy wendy.pearse@health.qld.gov.au

Pegram, Dawn Dawn.Pegram@ccdhb.org.nz

Dawn Pegram is an RN with 30 years front line experience who qualified in the UK as a district Nurse. She has a wide range of experience caring for patients post surgery to community palliative care.

Pitman, Erica ericapitman@bigpond.com

Erica has over 20 years’ experience as a counsellor with a special interest in grief, loss, death, dying, spirituality, chronic illness, and carers. As a PACFA registered counsellor, supervisor, a cancer counselling professional, funeral celebrant and a speaker for Your Life Assist you can expect a challenging yet compassionate session as you are guided through the art of implementing difficult conversations about death and dying.
Alongside her professional experience, Erica’s personal experience with chronic illness and many losses, including over 40 significant deaths before age 40, has shaped her intimate understanding of life and death. Every day is an important day to prepare for the inevitable so that we can live life fully now.
Erica is known for her interactive facilitation style and brings a wealth of experience having developed and facilitated over 175 workshops and training sessions. She has presented at 78 conferences or speaking engagements in New Zealand and Australia as well as participating in 50 TV/radio interviews.
Erica’s latest workshop, Exploring Death & Dying, helps participants understand the importance of getting their affairs in order, provides them with the documentation to do this, along with tools to assist with having these difficult conversations.
With a passion for assisting with managing change in an empowering way to improve the quality of life and relationships for people dealing with challenges and change Erica has a unique ability and interest in facilitating conversations about death and dying.
You will find Erica’s biographical record included in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World” (2011-19). Inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavour and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society. In 2018 she received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of demonstrated leadership, excellence and professional longevity.

Prince, Holly hprince@lakeheadu.ca

Holly Prince is an Anishinaabekwe from the Red Rock Indian Band, Lake Helen Reserve, Ontario, Canada. She is currently enrolled in the Joint PhD of Education program at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is the Project Manager at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health at Lakehead University. Holly’s research expertise is in Indigenous health and community-based and applied health services research using participatory methods.

Purvis, Mayumi mpurvis@unimelb.edu.au

Mayumi Purvis, Ph.D, is a University lecturer, researcher, and counsellor. Mayumi has an extensive work and research history related to issues of disadvantage, social justice, traumatic life events, offending behaviours, and loss. She works with clients of diverse ages and backgrounds and has a particular interest in supporting older adults and those who are palliative. Her vocational focus on promoting healthy, pro-social, and personally meaningful lives spans two decades.

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