Angela Woosley, M.A. is a Minnesota-licensed mortician and founder of Inspired Journeys LLC, the Midwest’s first woman-owned and client-centered natural deathcare provider, offering a full spectrum of funeral services from family-led after-death care assistance, celebrant services, end-of-life doula work, and natural disposition facilitation. She taught for over ten years in the Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota, developing one of the first hands-on, writing-intensive funeral arrangements courses in American funeral education. Angela also currently serves as president of the board of directors for the National Home Funeral Alliance.
For over twenty years, Beverly has used her S-O-S Principle™ with people and organizations who want to control their reactions to stress, build resiliency against life’s challenges, and live healthy, engaged lives. Beverly is a sought-after media spokesperson on mental health and resiliency and has represented high-profile brands such as Expedia, TD Insurance, and P&G. She is a highly respected speaker and is one of less than seventy Canadians to have earned their Certified Speaking Professional designation. Beverly is the author of “Stress Out! 52 Weeks To Letting More Life In.”
Christina Walton is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in bereavement and loss, for children and adults. She holds a B.A. from McMaster University, a master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and has been a licensed funeral director for 33 years. She is the Community Care Coordinator with P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes of Hamilton, and has a private therapy practice. She is the President of the “The Children’s Grief Foundation of Canada.”
Meridith Elliott Powell
Sales strategist, business strategist, leadership expert, Certified Speaking Professional, and award-winning author, Meridith Elliott Powell wants today’s businesses to stop viewing uncertainty as something that prevents them from being successful. This is why her virtual programs, leadership coaching, online courses, and keynote presentations leverage her 9-step formula for making uncertainty your company’s strategic advantage™. With a background in corporate leadership and sales, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a Master Certified Strategist, Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers. In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for LinkedIn, having published more than six courses on their prestigious education networks.
Monica H. Torres is a LE, LFD, LC, Reconstructive Specialist and Desairologist. Ms. Torres is an internationally recognized public speaker, death industry consultant, online coach, and technical embalming trainer. Monica is the founder of startup company NXT Generation Mortuary Support, LLC (est. 2011). “NXTgen” is a trailblazing trade service which not only offers national embalming service and staff support, but also develops modern online death ed programs for professionals and families. Empowering female morticians by offering accessible accredited technical training programs are at the core of NXTgen’s management and consulting service department.