Talking to Kids About Death and Dying

About Joe

Joe joined Good Grief, Inc. after supporting many young parents dying in hospice. Since 2007 Joe has helped build a robust, fiscally responsible, energetic, and highly impactful organization for children, teens, and families who are grieving. As CEO, Joe is an ambassador for Good Grief throughout New Jersey, and a passionate advocate for changing the conversation on grief and bereavement.

​Joe serves on the Advisory Board of Sheryl Sandberg’s Optionb.org. Check out his TED talk, “Grief is Good.” ​Joe is also ​the author of What Do We Tell the Children?: Talking to Kids About Death and Dying, Abingdon Press, 2013 and “The Business of Grief,” At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die, CNF Press, 2012. Joe ​served on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Grieving Children from 2010-2016 and was its President from 2013-2015. He is a graduate Stonehill College where he studied archaeology and Yale University, where he studied ethics and end of life counseling. Most importantly, Joe is obsessed with (gluten free) ​cake, music, hiking, biking, and Airstream trailers in that order.

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