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Aftercare Staff

Serving Dane County since 1922

Our grief counselors are also available to help you with any of your aftercare needs. Feel free to come in or call Judy Koeppl, Kate Ford Roberts or Linda Colletti at 608-221-5420.

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JUDY KOEPPL, ACSW, CICSW, CT
Grief Counselor and Aftercare Specialist

Judy is a grief counselor, a specialist in grief, bereavement and life transition issues. She developed and directed the HospiceCare Bereavement program for many years and later co-founded The Center For Life & Loss Integration, a grief counseling center on Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. As Clinic Director at the Center, Judy works with groups, individuals and families grieving the loss of loved ones. She is a member of  The Association of Death Education and Counseling and is certified in Thanatology. She is a former field faculty member of Vermont College in Grief Counseling. Judy has written numerous articles and presented at national conferences such as The World Gathering on Bereavement and The National Funeral Directors Convention. Her warmth and gentleness are well known and respected by her colleagues in this area.

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KATE FORD ROBERTS, RN, MSN
Grief Counselor and Aftercare Specialist

As a founding member of HospiceCare, Inc of Madison and co-founder of The Center For Life & Loss Integration, Kate has over 22 years of experience with the terminally ill and their families. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and helped to develop the Palliative Care Program there. She is a well known and respected expert in the area of grief and loss, giving numerous national conferences for Hospice, The National Funeral Directors Conventions and Palliative Care Conferences throughout the Country. Kate is a person of deep compassion and enduring commitment to those mourning the loss of a loved one.

 

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LINDA COLLETTI, BA, CPC
Grief Counselor and Aftercare Specialist

Linda is the former Director of Bereavement Services with HospiceCare, Inc of Janesville and has over 20 years of experience in the area of grief and loss. She works with Gilda's Club of Madison facilitating numerous support groups there.  Linda has developed and facilitated innumerable bereavement groups to meet the diverse needs of  families and the community at large.  She has developed Tender Tears, a program of supportive gifts for those who have lost a loved one.  Linda has provided workshops and training programs at National Palliative Care Conferences and other State Conferences.  Her creativity and passion for healing provides excellent care to those grieving significant losses. professional