Denise Hall Brown Rollins, PhD

TAPS Advisory Board

Denise Rollins

Denise Hall Brown Rollins, PhD

Dr. Rollins lives her purpose every day by helping people maximize their results. She accomplishes that via the intersection of her roles (business partner for the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home; executive director of the Whole Heart Grief & Life Resource Center; and adjunct professor at Frederick Community College), education (Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park, Masters in Thanatology from Hood College, and a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University) and experience (25 years at a Fortune 100 company with leadership roles in Accounting, Human Resources, Diversity, Training, Sales, and Consulting). Dr. Rollins is currently involved in helping her family business build a new facility and transition to the Rollins Life Celebration Center with a renewed focus of death care and grief care services. At the nonprofit Whole Heart Center, she coaches, consults, facilitates, and leads a team dedicated to helping people learn, grow and heal by using the communication and self-coaching models she developed. This includes helping them navigate the opportunities and conflicts that arise from topics and issues that many are afraid to address. As a professor, she enjoys connecting with students to teach courses such as Death & Dying, Small Group Communication and Public Speaking. She serves on the national advisory boards for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and the Autism Bereavement Project.