Franklin Cook, MA, CPC
Owner of Unified Community Solutions
managed the three pilots that led to this project; is a Health Care and Safety Expert Consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and has served as a DPH consultant since 2012. He co-led the blue-ribbon panel that developed national guidelines for community-based grief support after suicide and recently published an article in Death Studies on systematically implementing peer grief support programs nationally.
Glen Lord, BSBA
President and CEO of The Grief Toolbox
created the Walking Through Grief support group model, which is based on peer support principles; co-founded the International Grief Institute, which provides education for professionals and peer supporters; and is past president of the national board of directors of The Compassionate Friends.
Tanya Lord, PhD, MPH
Director of Patient and Family Engagement for the Foundation for Healthy Communities
is co-founder of The Grief Toolbox; has been a peer grief helper for 15 years; and is a leading advocate and expert in making patients’ voices and experience part of hospital policies and practices. She now works with all New Hampshire hospitals, applying human-centered design approaches to the task of strengthening patient safety and healthcare quality-improvement processes.