Head of Bereavement
Melissa has more than 15 years of experience in program conceptualization, training, and curriculum design focused on grief, loss, and trauma for healthcare, academia, youth-based NGOs, and other grief and loss-related industries. She holds a Fellow in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling, MBA, and holds a Master's in Psychology with a clinically trained background. She is adept in childhood bereavement, bereaved students, young adult grief, suicide prevention/postvention, traumatic loss, and theory. Melissa is a nationally recognized speaker and contributor in the childhood bereavement field. She is a published academic writer and peer reviewer. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. while supporting the Help Texts mission as the Head of Bereavement.