Compassionate Friends: Finding Hope Through Service
June 12, 2008
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
In 1991 Genesse Gentry's twenty-one year old daughter Lori was killed in an automobile accident leaving a surviving sibling, Megan. Genesse is the Regional Coordinator for Northern California Compassionate Friends . Genesse is also a poet and author of Stars in the Deepest Night – After the Death of a Child. As a result of the murder of his son on the campus of the University of Tennessee in 1988, Tom Baer has, become a fierce advocate for college campus safety, and Crime Victims’ Rights. Tom serves on the national board of directors for The Compassionate Friends.
Open to Hope
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“Open to Hope” is a show dedicated to those who have suffered a loss. The show is hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Marriage and Family Therapist and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi are published authors and international experts in grief, loss and recovery. Hear bereaved family members and experts share inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. Learn what you can do to cope and to establish a new normal. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi dedicate their show to their deceased son, and brother Scott, and to all those who have lost loved ones and are looking for hope. They welcome you to lean on their hope until you have found your own.
Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
Dr. Gloria Horsley, BSN, MS, MA, CNS, MFT, MIM, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent and has worked in family therapy for 22 years. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including Board Director and chairperson for TCF’s annual program for professionals. Dr. Heidi Horsley, BS, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is a bereaved sibling and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work where she teaches courses including grief, loss, and bereavement. She holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Loyola, and University of San Francisco. She also conducts seminars & workshops at The Compassionate Friends annual bereavement conferences.