Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) who led monthly pet loss groups for eleven years. He is a lifelong animal companion enthusiast, having shared his home with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, cockatiels, finches, chinchillas, guinea pigs, turtles, mice, one horse, and one rat. A special rat, indeed, Nero sat on Ken’s shoulder eating peanuts while Ken studied late into the evenings while at college. Ken earned his B.A. in biopsychology at Cornell University and Master of Social Work (MSW) at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He completed a three-year post-graduate program in family therapy at The Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, and later served on the Institute’s board of directors. Ken is the author of four books, including The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups; Simple Habits of Exceptional (But Not Perfect) Parents; and Making Love, Playing Power: Men, Women, and the Rewards of Intimate Justice. He is an award-winning leader and keynote speaker in the field of workplace mental health. Ken also delivers keynotes on power, bias, and inclusion in the workplace, as well as on parenting, couple relationships, and healing after loss. He appears monthly on NBC TV affiliate WWLP’s Mass Appeal show as an on-air expert on mental health, family relationships, and leadership. Ken has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Working Mother, HR Executive, and other media. In 2017, Ken retired from his 19-year tenure at Prudential as Vice President, Health and Wellness, and founded GreenGate Leadership, LLC. At Prudential, he was responsible for behavioral health services for US employees, leadership consulting internationally, and violence prevention. Learn more at GreenGateLeadership.com.