Rena joined the BFO Board and Professional Advisory Committee in September of 2021. Rena became connected to BFO in 1988 following a pregnancy loss and facilitated some groups after completing her own. After a long hiatus, she developed an interest in bereaved children and joined BFO once again in 2009 with the Children’s Program and Infant Loss Program. She has been a group facilitator, professional advisor and an instructor in BFO facilitator training.
As a nurse, rabbi and hospital chaplain trained in grief therapy and with a PhD in Palliative Care, Rena brings extensive experience in counselling, grief theory and knowledge of both childhood and adult grief. She has experienced the loss of numerous family members including her sister and brings the understanding of sibling loss as well.
Rena loves spending time with her husband, children and two grandchildren. She loves golden retrievers, elephants and the Toronto Raptors.