Pamela Gabbay, Ed.D., FT, is a co-founder and an executive partner with The Satori Group, LLC. Dr. Gabbay is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in California and is a member of the training corps for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She is the co-author, along with Andy McNiel, of Supporting and Understanding Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals. Formerly, Dr. Gabbay was the Director of the Mourning Star Center for Grieving Children. She created and served as the camp director for Camp Erin, Palm Springs, a bereavement camp for children. Gabbay presents at multiple national conferences. Dr. Gabbay holds a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) from the Association for Death Education and Counseling and earned a Master of Arts degree in Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She earned a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.
Andy McNiel, MA, is a co-founder and an executive partner with The Satori Group, LLC, a national education, management, and consulting company, providing education and consultation to the death, end-of-life, and bereavement fields. He is the co-author, along with Pamela Gabbay, of Supporting and Understanding Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals. A highly-experienced bereavement support group facilitator, Andy has facilitated numerous groups for bereaved parents, widows and widowers, children, and teenagers. He has also provided individual bereavement counseling to children, teens, and adults. Andy has lectured extensively on support group facilitation, grief and bereavement, non-profit management topics, and building resiliency. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Palm Beach Atlantic College and Master of Arts in Counseling from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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