Diane is a founding partner of the Bay Area End-of-Life Doula Alliance in Northern California. She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Goddard College in Vermont. Her master’s thesis, The Components of a Meaningful Life, became the genesis for her life’s work of supporting people to find meaning and peace in life and in death. She is a hospice volunteer, is INELDA certified, runs a non-profit, and is proud to be an alumna of both the UVM EOL Doula Certificate Program and the Companion Animal Program. Diane is the author of several books and trainings, including The Letter Box, a legacy project that has been translated into several languages. Her recent book Dear Death: Finding Meaning in Life, Peace in Death, and Joy in an Ordinary Day is a culmination of her life’s work, filled with doula tips and personal stories of being with the dying.