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  • Greetings!  Hope you are well!

    This is a reminder about our upcoming meeting tomorrow, April 5th! Please join us as we host

    Dr. Kim Bateman, PhD, who is a close friend, and someone who is an amazing advocate in the areas of palliative care and bereavement. To be sure, Dr. Bateman is known for her engaging and entertaining presenting style!  Her research interests include organizational psychology, bereavement, and humor and she has delivered many (recent and notable) keynote addresses, including:  "There's a fox under my bed and pixie dust in my hair," at the Developmental Psychology Conference, "The Psychology of Humor" at the Women’s Wellness Conference, and “College Culture through the song lyrics of Bob Marley,” at the Community College League of CA conference. She recently presented a TEDx talk called “Singing Over Bones” and is the author of a book on the same subject called "Crossing the Owl's Bridge: A Guide for Grieving People who Still Love" (Chiron Publications, 2016). Dr. Bateman serves as the Executive Dean of the Tahoe-Truckee Campus of Sierra College as well. I've had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Bateman at a large palliative care conference in Greece in 2013, and she was, incredible.            
    The title of her presentation is, "Symbol-Making and Bereavement."  She will incorporate folk tales with personal applications for participants, as well as some of stories from her many journeys to Burning Man, where she helped create a massive, on-going installation committed to grief. More about Kim, her Ted talks, her artwork, and her academic research can be found here:

    In addition, I wanted to relay the incredible slate of upcoming events we have for the remainder of the year!
    May 3rd, Frank Ostaseski
    June 7th, Isabel Stenzel
    July-- No Meeting/Summer Break
    August 2nd, Redwing Keyssar
    September 6th, Dawn Gross
    October 4th, Film: Voices of Grief (with the film makers!)

    Quite an amazing slate indeed?

    So, please join us over the lunch hour at one (or all!) of these presentations!  We look forward to seeing you!

    I am also happy to get you lunch at our next meeting. Just let me know, by Tuesday evening. Box lunches are 15.00, and are obtained from Let me know what you like?

    Pass this along to anyone you think may be interested ;-).
    Hope to see you soon!
    Networking Meeting details:
    Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
    Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
    Fine Arts Hall
    1601 19th Avenue, San Francisco
    Street Parking
    Please take a moment to RSVP below:
    _____ Yes, I will be there. I will be having lunch ($15).
    _____ Yes, I will be there. I would like a vegetarian lunch ($15).
    _____ Yes, I will be there. I will NOT be having lunch.
    _____ No, I'm unable to join you this time.
    Please see AGENDA below and feel free to pass this invitation on to others involved or interested in end-of-life care. Thank you, and we hope to see you tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1st!
    11:30am-12:15pm Lunch, Announcements, Networking
    12:15-1:30pm  Dr. Kim Bateman, PhD, Psychologist and Dean, "Symbol-making and Bereavement"
    Nate Hinerman, PhD
    Sandra Fish
    San Francisco Bay Area Network for End-of-Life Care
    50 Cole St.
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415) 305-9519
    Nate Hinerman, PhD
    Dean, Undergraduate Programs
    Golden Gate University
    536 Mission St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Led by Isabel Yuriko Stenzel Byrnes, LCSW, MPH

  • Come hear more on January 4th!

  • As a presenter, and as a teacher, Dale is as good as it gets. Come!