Michelle W. Thornhill is a graduate of Eastern University and the Founder and CEO of Legacy & Hope, LLC, a boutique company that helps individuals & organizations with grief, loss, bereavement, and end-of-life care. Michelle is Vice President of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA), where she has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2020, co-chairing the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee during her first two-year term. Michelle is an Advanced Certified Grief Specialist that uses a systems-based approach and action programs to lead one-on-one and group sessions, retreats, seminars, and workshops for individuals, organizations and companies. She also instructs two educational programs for adults; Pet Loss and Helping Children with Loss. Michelle is a Certified Trauma Healing Facilitator, an End-of-Life Doula, a hospice volunteer, a sought-after speaker, consultant, and a trusted professional called on to assist communities in crisis. Michelle takes pride in her commitment as a member of the Advisory Board for Girls Leading Africa and as a member of the Advisory Council for Greater Hope Medical Center. She is also proud of her dedication to former roles such as Managing Director of historic cemeteries, Philadelphia Chapter President for the International Association of Women, and Family Readiness Program Instructor for the U.S. Army. Michelle firmly believes that individuals can reach a level of satisfaction when given specific tools to maneuver their way through three transitions; moving beyond the pain that comes with grief and loss, living their best life, and preparing for the inevitable. When Michelle is not working she enjoys making jewelry, reading, learning American Sign Language and Latin dance.