Bereavement Specialists & Staff

For 25 years, Companions on a Journey has created a safe environment for those who grieve. Our staff members are nationally recognized facilitators through the American Academy of Bereavement (AAB), the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructors (Question, Persuade, Refer) for the prevention of suicide and postvention and members of the National Catholic Ministry to Bereaved.  We lead support groups for bereaved children, teens, families, and adults as well as provide support, crisis response and education in local schools, in corporations and other organizations within the community including first responders, health care workers and other essential workers.

Meet Our Team

Bereavement Specialists

Patricia Buckley, BSW

Teens in Grief Co-Founder and Moeller Grief Group Facilitator

Patricia Buckley, BSW

Laura Holmes, MSW, LISW

Social Worker, Children & Teen Programs

Laura Holmes, MSW, LISW

Ann Marie Kahwaty-Bogan, MSW, LISW-S, CCTP

Clinical Supervisor

Ann Marie Kahwaty-Bogan, MSW, LISW-S, CCTP

Tom Kanoza

Director and Advanced Bereavement Facilitator

Tom Kanoza

Sheila Munafo-Kanoza

Founder & Executive Director, Bereavement Specialist

Sheila Munafo-Kanoza

Bereavement Facilitators

Carla Brenner

Bereavement Facilitator

Carla Brenner

Deborah Butturini

Bereavement Facilitator

Deborah Butturini

Paul Korchak

Bereavement Facilitator

Paul Korchak

Julie Leonard

Bereavement Facilitator

Julie Leonard

Hershel Million

Bereavement Facilitator

Hershel Million

Faith Nicolet, MSW

Bereavement Facilitator

Faith Nicolet

Gwendolyn Peters

BSW Intern

Gwendolyn Peters

Scott Stewart

Bereavement Facilitator

Scott Stewart

Operations

Sara Coe

Office Administrator

Sara Coe

Ann Gundlach

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Ann Gundlach

Alyssa Louagie

Community Development Manager

Alyssa Louagie

Tracey Nugent

Director of Finance

Tracey Nugent

Maureen Rieder

Marketing Coordinator

Maureen Rieder

Lisa Schwartz

Data Specialist

Lisa Schwartz