Good Work and Recognition
Recognized by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) for her work with children.
In addition to hospice, expanded her services to caring for children as well as any family member with a life-limiting illness – through the Baystate Pediatric Palliative Care Program.
Extended her visits to Boston Children’s Hospital using puppetry as a means to help comfort children undergoing specialized procedures in conjunction with the Baystate Pediatric Palliative Care Program.
Presented the workshop: “Using Puppetry in Pediatric Palliative Care” at the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts Annual Conference in Boston.
Received the Richard A. Stebbins Volunteer Award, sponsored by the Human Service Forum, for her work as a puppeteer with terminally ill children.
Speaker for the Baystate Hospice Volunteer Training Course, held twice a year for new volunteers.
Presented the workshop: Using Puppetry in Pedi-Palliative and Hospice Care at the New England Child Life Professionals Annual Conference at the Hole in the Wall Camp.
Guest speaker for organizations on the topic of loss and grief, based upon her experiences in working with both our children and our elders.
Presented the workshop: “Using Puppetry in Pedi-Palliative and Hospice Care at the National Alliance for Grieving Children annual conference at the University of California at Long Beach.
Certified Yoga Dance teacher, from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA bringing the therapeutic joy of dancing to pediatric patients as well as assisted living centers and nursing homes.
Member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children.
Reiki certified practitioner.
Appeared on WWLP Mass Appeal addressing the topic “Helping Children Cope with Loss.”
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