Accolaides and Achievements

Advocacy and Organizations

  • DSAHR – Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads
  • Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia Chapter
  • Special Olympics, Virginia Beach
  • Wards Corner Lions Club
  • NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) Norfolk Chapter, Vice President
  • IWLA (International Women’s Leadership Association)
  • HRAPA (Hampton Roads Activity Professional Association)
  • The NETWORK for Women In Business
  • Women of Passionate Purpose

Public Speaking Presentations

  • 03/13, Speaker, HRAPA, Hampton Roads Activities Professional Association, Williamsburg, VA
  • 02/13, Speaker, Chesapeake Task Force On Aging, Chesapeake, VA
  • 01/13, Speaker, Stellar One Ladies’ Lunch & Learn, Chesapeake, VA
  • 01/13, Speaker, Center for Spiritual Living, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 01/13, Speaker, NAPW Norfolk Chapter, Norfolk, VA                                                                                                                                
  • 01/13, Speaker, Wine Women Wealth, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 11/12, Workshop – Surviving the Holidays When Everyone Else is Celebrating
  • 08/12, Workshop on Suddenly Single – When a Spouse Dies Much Too Early in Life, Meyera Oberndorf Central Library, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 08/12, Speaker, Province Place of DePaul, a Bon Secours Assisted Living Residence, The Grieving Process – Stages vs. Phases and Dimensions, 5 Realms Affected by Grief, Secondary Losses
  • 08/12, Speaker, Atria Assisted Living Residence, Secondary Losses
  • 08/12, Speaker, Lions Club, Life After Loss Healing Solutions, Norfolk, VA
  • 07/12, Speaker, Marion Manor Assisted Living Residence, Emotional Decisions
  • 07/12, Speaker, First Command Financial Svcs, Types of Losses and How to Understand Your Client; Develop a ‘Cash Cusion’ for Bereavement Aftercare
  • 06/12, Speaker, HRPA, Grief in the Workplace, Hidden Costs for Employers
  • 06/12, Workshop on The Grieving Process, Integrating Life, Loss and Love, Christian Embassy International Church, Chesapeake, VA
  • 05/12, Speaker for Networking 101, What is Grief Coaching vs. Counseling
  • 05/12, Speaker for Modern Woodman, How to Help Others Who are Grieving
  • 03/12, Speaker for Networking 101, Overcoming Adversity, What is Your BBA?
  • 03/12, Subject Matter Expert, Interview, Essential Wellness, Podcast
  • 02/12, Participated in RMBF for Kids interview/video creation as a grief coach
  • 01/12, Speaker, Grief Coaching, Networking 101, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 12/11, Vendor / Speaker, Networking With a Cause, sponsored by RMBF for Kids
  • 11/11, Speaker, POMC, Parents of Murdered Children, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 03/11, Subject Matter Expert, WJOI Radio


  • Nationally recognized as VP NAPW Norfolk Chapter, NAPW  
  • Published in Tidewater Women Magazine
  • Published in Mourning Has Broken, A Collection of Creative Writing About Grief and Healing, 2nd edition by Liz Pearl
  • Nationally recognized in Parade Magazine
  • Nationally recognized on 700 Club’s Living the Life (WVEC-TV13, ABC television – video available)
  • Recipient of WTKR-TV3 Your Community Star Award (CBS television – video available)
  • ·   Recipient of WAVY-TV10 10 Who Care Award (NBC television – video available)
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