Quality of Life Advocates
Meet our Quality of Life Advocates, affectionately known as “Koala Bears.” Aleia is the program director and lead consultant. She and Meg share in providing uplifting and made to order T.L.C. consultations.
Meg Leander has a strong background in pre-hospice counseling and education as a practitioner, patient advocate, and board member with Further Shore, Inc. In 2011 Meg was employed as a Patient Care Specialist in Flagstaff, as a satellite service to Verde Valley Community Hospice. During that time, she worked directly with patients and family members to guide them through the end-of-life process via medical/patient advocacy and experiential counseling support. She is a Reiki practitioner, offers the Five Wishes living will coaching, and is certified as an Equine Specialist for those seeking support through equine therapy. She is currently employed with The Peaks Senior Living Community with the Life Enrichment team. Meg also has an extensive experience in medical sales and marketing, and holds a Masters Degree of Education in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. She offers a variety of T.L.C. consulting services. Meg’s can be contacted at: cell # 928-221-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shayna Diamond Atonna received her masters in Medical Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and has worked with Arizona nonprofits for over 15 years with a focus on individual wellness, public health strategy and healthcare administration. As the director of community affairs for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Shayna and her team provide support to hospitals and patients through advocacy, education, and member engagement in order to address accessing the right care at the right time, including end of life care. Her favorite work includes those bringing awareness to taboo and stigmatized topics for the purpose of improving community health. Shayna refuels by enjoying hikes, kayaking and camping in the national parks. She can be reached at email@example.com
Betty G. Brown is a retired professor of public health, a human rights activist, and writer. She has begun to explore how professionals who work with the end-of-life process can be better understood and supported by the community. She is also writing a book about caring for a spouse with brain injury and his subsequent suicide. One of her recent passions is promoting awareness and acceptance of compassionate death, and policy reform. Betty lives in Flagstaff and can be reached at Betty.Brown@nau.edu
Pam is a Spiritual Counselor and Llumination facilitator. She has experienced profoundly transformative spiritual work as both initiate and facilitator of the Priestess Process and is a Priestess in the Temple of Isis and Universal Life Church Minister. She has completed first and second degree Reiki, as well as Reconnective Healing levels one and two. She uses her psychic ability and keen intuition to guide her own evolutionary path and to serve others seeking to grow in ever more spiritual ways.
Grace Marks, MPH, CPC, HSMI is an experienced and passionate trainer, facilitator, conflict mediator, and workplace makeover specialist with certifications in life coaching and Holistic Stress Management. She combines her academic background in health education and administration, and over 28 years of cross-cultural experiences to customize insightful programs to motivate those ready to make long-lasting changes. Her business, Native Empowerment, provides solutions for health and harmony for individuals and tribal organizations wanting to reconnect with their values and regain health and balance. Grace also serves as a Health Coach for Northern Arizona Healthcare helping others navigate their way towards physical, spiritual and emotional healing. In addition, Grace writes a health column for the Navajo Times. Her Website is: http://nativeempowerment.com/
Kim Moir holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University (Chicago) and is currently a Patient Care Representative for Northern Arizona Hospice. She can be reached at 928-379-9846 or Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org. She has provided hospice education to healthcare providers and their patients since 2015. Previous to that, Kim was a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry with an extensive background in complex disease conditions and medical treatments. Kim is involved in educating the community about hospice to overcome some of the myths that exist about hospice care. She is a member of Northern Arizona Gerontology Association and recently served a two year term on their Board of Directors. She also serves on the committee of Northern Arizona Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance. To be of service to community is a passion and community networking allows her the opportunity to guide individuals towards the appropriate services when in need. She believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to look out for their neighbor, especially the elderly, who may not know where to turn to for help. The scope of services beyond what a healthcare provider can offer largely goes unnoticed unless we work together to bring awareness to our community.
Raquel Rotnes MA, LMT CST-D ~ has been in the healing arts since 1986. She is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist at the Upledger Institute. She also holds a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and certifications in Massage Therapy, Feng Shui, Aura Soma Color Therapy, Hebrew Teacher, Theater Arts and Life Line Therapy. Raquel works with all ages, pregnancy, birth, babies and through the end of life. CranioSacral therapy is particularly helpful at transitions and any other stressful situations. Raquel shares Vision Board Workshops and Soul Collage. Visit her web site at www.flagstaffcraniosacral.com
Reverend Char Tarashanti is an Interspiritual Minister ordained through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York, NY. She has served as a Hospice Chaplain, an End of Life educator and spiritual companion, and also offers grief support to individuals and families experiencing the loss of a loved one. Char founded the SEMN Threshold Network when she lived in Rochester, Minnesota and is now available to provide End of Life services in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and a Certified Feng Shui Consultant. The combination of her training, skills, and experience bring comfort, a greater awareness of choices, and a holistic approach to death and dying. She can be reached at email@example.com
Further Shore has many volunteers that help with various aspects of our mission. Visits with these Koala Bears are arranged through Aleia and Meg.
Rajean Bifano-Elzey ~ is a Second Degree Reiki practitioner trained by Aleia O’Reilly. For the last twelve years she has taken this modality into her thirty year hairdressing career to create a safe place for the journey of many when appearances change dramatically due to illness or at life’s end. She provides ceremony, beauty, and compassionate listening during this very sensitive time.
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