Featured Speakers

Southeast Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
February 25 - 27, 2022
Jacksonville, Florida

Featured Speakers

Southeast Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
February 25 - 27, 2022
Jacksonville, Florida

During the seminar, you will have the opportunity to hear from national experts in grief, trauma, health and wellness and more. Below is a list of the speakers and presenters who will be in attendance.


 

Audri Beugelsdijk

 

Audri Beugelsdijk

Audri Beugelsdijk serves as the Vice President of Survivor Services for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), overseeing immediate and long-term survivor support and outreach, and survivor programming. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology. She came to TAPS as a survivor in March 1997 after her husband CTRSN Jason Springer, USN, was lost at sea in the Pacific from the USS Kinkaid. As a Navy veteran as well, Audri is passionate about supporting our military families. Her work in honor of her late husband is a testament to her passion for the TAPS mission and her desire to offer safe places of hope and healing for all those grieving a military loss.

Kim Burditt

 

Kim Burditt, MSW

Kim has been with TAPS since January 2013, when she joined the Survivor Care Team to provide outreach to military suicide loss survivors. Kim is currently the Senior Manager of Programs and Trainings for TAPS Suicide Postvention, where she is responsible for the programming, planning, content development, and execution of a wide range of events, retreats, trainings and reunions, including TAPS’ annual suicide survivor seminar. Kim is a certified ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Trainer, has a B.S. in communications and a master's degree in social work. Prior to TAPS she provided older adult suicide prevention trainings around the state of Massachusetts. After the suicide death of her only sibling, USMC veteran Jon Hoffman, in 2010, Kim’s heart is in caring for and walking alongside all loss survivors and those who care for them, especially those touched by suicide.

Dr. Frank Campbell

 

Frank Campbell, PhD, LCSW, CT

Dr. Frank Campbell is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, where he is developing the first National Training Center for Suicidology. He is also Senior Consultant for Campbell and Associates Consulting where he consults with communities on Active Postvention efforts and Forensic Suicidology cases. During his more than thirty years of working with those bereaved by suicide he introduced his Active Postvention Model (APM) in 1997 it is most commonly known as the LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors). His work with survivors and victims of trauma has been featured in three discovery channel documentaries, multiple professional journals, and several book chapters. Frank has been a consultant to TAPS for years, beginning with the very first National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar in 2009.

Bonnie Carroll

 

Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll is the President and Founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the leading national Military Service Organization providing comfort, care, and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Ms. Carroll founded TAPS following the death of her husband in an Army plane crash. She is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer, and she has served in the White House under three Presidents.

 

 

Andy McNiel

 

Andy McNiel, MA

Andy is the Senior Advisor of Youth Programs for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Andy is an author and trainer on topics related to grief, bereavement, and end-of-life. He has been an advocate for healthy children, teenagers, and families throughout his career. He brings his dedication and expertise to TAPS, where he oversees, develops, and facilitates programming for young military survivors. He is co-founder and executive partner of The Satori Group, LLC, a national education, management, and consulting company that provides education, content development, training, and consultation in grief and loss. His leadership has guided the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the Amelia Center at Children's of Alabama, and Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie in South Florida. Andy is a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; a member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying, and Bereavement; and he previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Andy holds an M.A. in counseling and a B.A. in religion.

Renee Monczynski

 

Renee Monczynski, MAOL

Renee is the creative director of the TAPS Young Adult Program that was established in 2016, specifically for surviving children and siblings. Since the sudden death of her husband when they were both active duty, she found healing and new purpose among her military family and peers at TAPS. Renee has a passion for education and volunteerism, earning multiple undergraduate degrees in education and psychology with a concentration in child development, culminating in a MA in Psychology - Organizational Leadership, from Southern New Hampshire University. She has spent her life in service to others through volunteering in several organizations including Young Marines as a training officer, Gold Star Wives Inc. as the Education Chair, National Board, Marine Corps League and TAPS as a military mentor and group leader. Renee has presented the TAPS Young Adults Program to the professional communities of Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and the National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG).

Lisa Zucker

Lisa Zucker, MSW, LCSW, CT

Lisa is the owner of GriefTREE, a grief and trauma therapy practice offering Therapy, Resources, Education, and Events in South Florida. Lisa and her team of clinicians offer therapeutic services to people who have experienced losses of all kinds. In 2018, Lisa was honored to be awarded Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Broward chapter. She has served on boards including Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies infant mortality review board and the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for Broward County. Following the tragic events in 2019 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Lisa was a founding member of Professionals United for Parkland where she served on the board, assisted with trainings, provides pro-bono services to families impacted by the shooting, and continues to serve in an advisory capacity. During this time, Lisa also became trained in additional trauma interventions including EMDR. After unexpectedly losing her father in 2019 and her brother in 2021, Lisa expanded her therapy practice to reach more people who are grieving or had experienced trauma, knowing that this helped continue her family legacy of serving the community and caring for others.