I am a clinical social worker and member of the Ordre Des Travailleuses Sociales. I received both my Bachelor and Masters of Social Work from McGill University, and began my social work career in cancer care in a large city hospital - thereby working with patients who are dealing with feelings of loss, grief, bereavement and anticipatory grief. This sparked an interest, and I began to learn more in the area of loss and bereavement. I then met and took seminars with Dawn Cruchet, who got me involved in the Good Grief Workshop for Children and Teens. That first experience as a facilitator for the Good Grief Workshop had me hooked to the cause! Even though I felt that, in comparison to these children, my grief was insignificant, the experience taught me that no grief or loss is insignificant, and always has an impact on our lives. Year after year the workshop allows me an opportunity to commemorate my loved ones who have died. Upon Dawn’s retirement, Natalie Segall took over the reins of the Good Grief Workshop, and wanting a partnership in coordinating the Workshop, asked me to be co-coordinator. With the success of the Good Grief Workshop, Natalie and I began discussing our mutual desire to expand the availability and range of grief services offered, and so we created Good Grief Central. I am honored to be Vice President of Good Grief Central, and look forward to being able to offer grief services and programs to those in need.