Featured Speakers

Southeast Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
February 3 - 5, 2023
Destin, Florida

Featured Speakers

Southeast Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
February 3 - 5, 2023
Destin, 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.


 

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.

Pamela Gabbay

Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT

Dr. Pamela Gabbay has spent the last 25 years working with grieving families and nationwide bereavement organizations. She is the Director of Operations and Training for The Compassionate Friends, a co-founder of The Satori Group, and a national trainer for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Dr. Gabbay is the co-author of Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children, A Practical Guide for Professionals. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). In her previous role as the Director of the Mourning Star Center for Grieving Children, Pamela worked extensively with local communities and with grieving adults, children, and their families. She also created and served as the Camp Director for Camp Erin-Palm Springs, a bereavement camp for children in Southern California. Previously, Dr. Gabbay was an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University. She served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) and was the President of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She is currently serving on the Credentialing Council of ADEC. Each year, Dr. Gabbay presents and conducts trainings at multiple national conferences, including the National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG), The Compassionate Friends (TCF), the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and Hospice Foundation of America (HFA).

Debra Lucey

 

Debra Lucey, MSW, LCSW, FT

As the Director of Survivor Support for TAPS, Debra oversees the specific support provided to families and individuals through TAPS Survivor Services, providing consultation regarding the most complex survivor care situations to ensure that staff and survivors have the most appropriate care. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in social work and an associate degree in early childhood education. Debra has earned a human service certificate and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She is trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Crisis Response Planning (CRP), has completed advanced training in death, dying, and bereavement through the Association for Death Education and Counseling resulting in her Fellow in Thanatology (FT), and is a licensed clinical social worker. Her lived and professional experience has assisted Deb in obtaining her lifelong dream of helping others in need of support. Through her work with TAPS, Debra is grateful to honor the memory of her brother, Corporal Jeffrey Michael Lucey (USMC Reserves), who died by suicide on June 22, 2004.

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.

Lisa Zucker

Lisa Zucker, MSW, LCSW, CT

Lisa Zucker, owner of Grief TREE, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Thanatologist with a private practice 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.