“Raising Our Voices to Create a Grief-Informed Community Panel Discussion”-2:45-3:45 pm

September 22, 2021

Panel Members:              Nebeyou Abebe, Senior Vice President, Social Determinants of Health

                                                Highmark Health

Adrienne  Dixon, President and CEO

                                                Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center

                                                Lovie J. Jackson Foster, Wellness Manager

                                                Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute

Operations Division—Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families

                                                Kirstin Meyer, Bereavement Coordinator

                                                Horizon Homecare and Hospice                                               

                                                Patti Palotas, Clinical Team Leader

                                                School District of Erie

Panel Moderator:            Terese LaVallee, Director

                                                Highmark Caring Place

The primary goals of this conference are to cast a light on the experiences of marginalized grievers and to issue a call to action. Our hope is that all participants will be inspired to work within their respective spheres of influence to help elevate their voices and continue the movement toward creating a more grief-informed culture and community for all to share. Thank you for your contributions toward advancing these goals!


2:45 – 2:50                       Welcome and introduction by panel moderator Terese LaVallee


2:50 – 3:00                       Two-minute introductions and brief statements by each panelist


3:00 – 3:30                       Presentation of curated questions by Terese LaVallee as moderator (Questions will be sent via email for your review two weeks prior to the conference date)


3:30 – 3:40                       Questions from conference participants


3:40 – 3:45                       Brief wrap-up by Terese LaVallee


Course summary
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Event starts: 
09/22/2021 - 8:30am EDT
Event ends: 
09/22/2021 - 4:00pm EDT


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