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Janet has worked as a Nurse for many years at the intersection of quality of life and end of life, as a Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse, an End-of-Life coach, and Educator. She serves as faculty for the Conscious Dying Institute and the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy and gives classes and workshops around the country on topics related to opening up the cultural conversation about death, dying, and grief. She is the author of Re-Imagining the End-of-Life: Self-Development & Reflective Practices for Nurse Coaches, which was chosen as one of the American Journal of Nursing’s “Best Books of the Year” for 2019.
Gale is a Registered Nurse (graduate of Toronto Western Hospital). Gale has had a wide-spanning career in psychiatry, industrial health and a founding partner in a consulting company called BodyLogic Health Management. Upon her retirement from consulting work, she became the Director of Koochiching County Volunteer Hospice. Gale is a Certified Death Doula and an active member of NEDA (National End of Life Doula Alliance). Gale continues to speak on death and dying and the role of Death Doula and Hospice support at her local community college and community forums.
Terrence is a son, brother, and caregiver. He has held roles in the public, private and non-profit sectors, where he has learned to advocate tirelessly for the greater good strategist, facilitator, and community builder. One of his biggest influences is his younger brother, who lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Caring for his brother for almost thirty years has helped Terrence appreciate the unique needs of patients and their caregivers.