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Bios For Conference Presenters

Chandrama L. Anderson, MFT
Anne Bach-Starling
Sarah Bain
Nina Bennett
Joanne Cacciatore, LMSW, FT
Kathy Cromwell, MSW, LC
Audrey Berger Cardany, D.M.A.
Anneloes Eterman, Nurse
Leslie Finton
Pamela Gabbay, MA, FT
Molly Griest
Marie Hepp, MS
Joan W. Higgs
Dr. Sandra Howlett
Jane Ivey, MSC
Kara and Hawk Jones
Daisy Luiten
Cheryl Mallory
Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
Doryce Norwood
Mirabai Starr
Holly Torbic
Laura Umphrey
Evelyn Wald, MS, M.Div., PA
Neil Weiner, PhD
Reverend Ted Wiard, LPCC, CGC

Laura Umphrey, Ph.D.

Laura Umphrey, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Communication at Northern Arizona University. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in health communication. Her research interests include the role of communication in the bereavement support group process. She believes that communication profoundly shapes the quality of our lives. Laura and her husband, Ken, reside in the Flagstaff area and are the proud parents of three children; one who died at the age of 2 years 11 months.

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