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

Julie Leonard

Bereavement Facilitator

Julie Leonard

Carla Brenner

Bereavement Facilitator

Carla Brenner

Tracy Grady

Bereavement Facilitator

Tracy Grady

Hershel Million

Bereavement Facilitator

Hershel Million

Faith Nicolet

Bereavement Facilitator

Faith Nicolet

Scott Stewart

Bereavement Facilitator

Scott Stewart

Molly Terek

Bereavement Facilitator

Molly Terek

Savannah Turner

MSW Intern

Savannah Turner

Operations

Sara Coe

Office & Volunteer Coordinator

Sara Coe

Tracey Nugent

Bookkeeper

Tracey Nugent

Maureen Rieder

Marketing Coordinator

Maureen Rieder

Shayna Thomas

Director of Operations

Shayna Thomas