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

Sovanara My, MSW

Director of Bereavement

Sovanara My, MSW

Pamela Tyler, PhD, LSW

Adult Bereavement Liaison

Pamela Tyler, PhD, LSW

Bereavement Facilitators

Carla Brenner

Bereavement Facilitator

Carla Brenner

Hayden Brown

BSW Intern

Hayden Brown

Deborah Butturini

Bereavement Facilitator

Deborah Butturini

Tracy Grady

Bereavement Facilitator

Tracy Grady

Julie Leonard

Bereavement Facilitator

Julie Leonard

Danielle Lumpkins

MSW Intern

Danielle Lumpkins

Hershel Million

Bereavement Facilitator

Hershel Million

Faith Nicolet, MSW

Bereavement Facilitator

Faith Nicolet

Stephanie Scheurer, LSW

MSW Intern

Stephanie Scheurer, LSW

Scott Stewart

Bereavement Facilitator

Scott Stewart

Kathryn Tell

MSW Intern

Kathryn Tell

Molly Terek

Bereavement Facilitator

Molly Terek

Savannah Turner, MSW

Bereavement Facilitator

Savannah Turner, MSW

Demaris Wolf

BSW Intern

Demaris Wolf

Operations

Tiffany Burton

Data Specialist

Tiffany Burton

Sara Coe

Office Administrator

Sara Coe

Ann Gundlach

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Ann Gundlach

Grace Marcks

Grants Coordinator

Grace Marcks

Tracey Nugent

Bookkeeper

Tracey Nugent

Maureen Rieder

Marketing Coordinator

Maureen Rieder

Shayna Thomas, MPA

Director of Operations

Shayna Thomas, MPA