Featured Speakers

Mountain Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
March 31 - April 2, 2023
Denver, Colorado

Featured Speakers

Mountain Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
March 31 - April 2, 2023
Denver, Colorado

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.


Jennifer Baldwin


Jennifer Baldwin, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCPAT

Jennifer graduated with a Masters in Art Therapy from The George Washington University and has been working as an art therapist in the Northern Virginia/D.C. Metro area since 1997. She is board certified in art therapy and a certified grief and trauma therapist through the Wendt Center for Healing in Washington, D.C. She has successfully blended these areas of expertise when working with people of all ages by using art therapy techniques and interventions alongside traditional talk therapy to help support the difficult journey of grieving. Jennifer is adjunct faculty at The George Washington University in the Art Therapy program and a certified art therapy supervisor. Throughout her career she has led workshops and clinician training providing opportunities for the non-artist to experience creative expression as a healing tool. Jennifer has worked with several agencies, including hospice and currently works as part of a private clinicians group dedicated to educating and supporting those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Bernadette Barton


Bernadette Barton, LPCC

Bernadette Barton, LPCC (expected LPC in March 2023), received her master's from the University of Denver in Global Mental Health and Trauma Psychology. She has past therapeutic experience working in foster care, respite, and residential settings with adolescents and neurodivergent children. She began working with grieving children and families at Judi's House in 2019. She works with families across the lifespan, specializing in grief therapy with adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Audri Beugelsdijk


Audri Beugelsdijk

As the Vice President for TAPS Survivor Services, Audri oversees immediate and long-term survivor outreach, support, and resource and program development. She holds a Masters in Psychology and has advanced training in death, dying and bereavement through the Center for Loss & Life Transition and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Through her dedication, Audri, a Navy veteran herself, honors the life of her first husband, CTRSN Jason Springer, USN.

Dr. Frank Campbell


Frank Campbell, PhD, LCSW, CT

Dr. Frank Campbell is the former Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center and the Crisis Center Foundation in Louisiana. He is currently the Senior Consultant for Campbell and Associates Consulting, where he works with communities on forensic suicidology cases. It was due to his more than 20 years of  working with those bereaved by suicide that he introduced his Active Postvention Model (APM), most commonly known as the LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors). The model has now been replicated in countries as diverse as Australia, Singapore, Northern Ireland, Canada, and America. His work with survivors and victims of trauma has been featured in three Discovery Channel documentaries. Dr. Campbell received the Louis Dublin award at the 2010 American Association of Suicidology Conference. He is a past president of AAS and received the Roger J. Tierney Award for service. He was named Social Worker of the Year in Louisiana and was the first John W. Barton Fellow selected in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bonnie Carroll


Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer, the surviving spouse of Brigadier General Tom Carroll, a former staffer in the Reagan and Bush White Houses, and 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 C-12 plane crash on November 12, 1992.

Karrie Filios

Karrie Filios, MALPC, CT

Karrie is a grief counselor and family therapist with over 20 years of experience. As the Bereavement Services Manager for Agape Healthcare, Karrie works as a grief educator, and serves as an instructor for the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches on the topics of grief and loss, children's grief, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Additionally, Karrie serves as the Committee Chair for the Grief Networking Alliance in Denver and has been on the advisory board for both University of Colorado at Denver and Regis University's Masters in Counseling programs. Karrie has been honored for her service and commitment to grieving individuals by the Heartlight Center. She holds a Certificate in Thanatology in Death, Dying and Bereavement from ADEC, the Association for Death Education and Counseling.


Jenn Flaum

Jenn Flaum, LCSW, MBA

Jenn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has her Master's Degree in Business Administration. Jenn worked in hospice and palliative care for over 15 years, as a volunteer, social worker and healthcare leader. Jenn served in healthcare leadership roles for over eight years, brining her experience from the bedside to healthcare administration. Jenn is currently the Executive Director at HeartLight Center, a non-profit that offers grief support and education through programming and partnerships. In addition, Jenn facilitates corporate leadership trainings for Park Lawn, Corporation and is elected to the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District Board of Directors.

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 is a co-founder and an executive partner with The Satori Group, LLC, a national education, management, and consulting company focused in the area of grief and loss. He is the former CEO of The National Alliance for Grieving Children, Executive Director of The Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama, and Director of Counseling Services for Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie (now Treasure Health) in South Florida. He is a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is the co-author of Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals.

Amy Pike

Amy Pike, MDIV, Chaplain

Amy is the Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for Abode Hospice. Amy has been a hospice Chaplain for the last 7 years, working with patients and families at the end of life. Prior to becoming a Hospice Chaplain, Amy worked for almost 10 years as a Contractor for the Colorado Army National Guard, first as the State Youth Coordinator under Family Programs where she saw first hand that serving in the Military is a Family affair. She then became the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Coordinator for the Colorado Army National Guard where she supported military family members who had lost a loved one who served in Active, Reserve and non-duty status. Amy also was a Youth Pastor for 9 years and responded to the Columbine Shootings supporting families and teens effected by the tragedy. Throughout Amy's career, grief has been a common theme. She is passionate about supporting and educating others about grief and believes that there is value in learning how to care for oneself and others as we will all experience grief personally in our lifetime.


Jenna Michalik Preston


Jenna Preston, PsyD, LP ART-BC

Dr. Preston is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist. She earned a Master's in Art Therapy from The George Washington University in 1996 and was an adjunct professor at George Washington University from 2010-2014. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC in 2016. Her career and training includes serving children, adolescents, and adults within community mental health, inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, correctional, residential substance abuse settings, and a unique opportunity to work with the Metropolitan Police in Washington, D.C. Dr. Preston is a proud (retired) military spouse. Her husband retired from the Air Force in 2015. While stationed overseas in England from 2003 - 2006, she opened a private art therapy practice serving military children and spouses. Currently, Dr. Preston works as a Clinical Psychologist at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado serving active duty military from all six branches, their spouses, and military children.

Lyla Yaner


Lyla Yaner, LCSW, MT-BC

Lyla works in her dream job as the Bilingual Grief Counselor at Judi's House, a bereavement counseling center for children and families in Aurora, Colorado. After completing her music therapy degree at the University of Miami, she gained experience working in hospice, eating disorder treatment, hospital, and early intervention settings. Lyla then sought a social work degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver and has since worked as a hospice social worker and grief counselor, focusing on Spanish speaking adults caring for grieving children.