A Holiday Gift from the NAGC Board of Directors - A Healthy Start to the New Year for your Organization

Playback Link for Members
2019 Education Sponsor
Live NAGC Webinars are
made possible by funding from:
Premier Sponsor
New York Life Foundation 

December 4, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Free for NAGC Members
$60, Guests  (or become a member HERE to receive member discounts on NAGC Online Learning.)

bigstock Closeup face of happy multieth 2641234631

Presentation Description

Build your toolbox in three areas: Board Engagement, Workplace Wellness Strategies, and HR Tips. Join us as we discuss tips and tools for engaging your board, recharging your staff to prevent burnout and increase compassion resiliency and lastly, overhauling your HR with a documents refresh.


  1. At the end of this webinar each participant will gain tools for better board engagement.
  2. At the end of this webinar each participant will learn new workplace wellness strategies that will benefit your staff.
  3. At the end of this webinar each participant will have a list of HR tips to lead to a healthy organization.

About the Presenters

Carly Woythaler-Runestad, MHA
Carly Woythaler-Runestad is the Executive Director of the Mourning Hope Grief Center and has served in this capacity for over 10 years. A music therapist by trade, she received a Master's in Health Administration from the University of Iowa. Prior to Mourning Hope, Carly served as the recreation therapy director of a 165-bed long-term care facility in Minneapolis, as the director of a 26-bed Alzheimer's unit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and as the director of health policy for the Nebraska Hospital Association, providing advocacy services at the local, state and federal level for 85 Nebraska hospitals. Having served on the National Alliance for Grieving Children’s Board of Directors for 5 years, Carly is currently the National Board President. In addition, she has served on numerous statewide boards, including the advisory board for the American Cancer Society, as the President of the Nebraska Rural Health Association and the Area Health Education Statewide Advisory Board.  She is a frequent speaker on the topics of children’s grief, health policy, community health, human resource management and leadership, including a TEDx Lincoln speech which Carly delivered in 2015 titled “No Child Should Ever Grieve Alone.” Carly is thrilled to serve as Mourning Hope's executive director and is committed to promoting healthy communities through innovative programs and partnerships.

Darcy Walker Krause, J.D., LSW, C.T.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and Duke University School of Law, Darcy is a passionate advocate for grieving children and families.  Having lost her mother at 15, Darcy knows the loss experience intimately.  It is this loss that led Darcy to work in childhood bereavement.  Prior to joining the Center, Darcy worked as the Sibling Bereavement Project Coordinator at Peter's Place in Radnor, Pennsylvania.  Before this, Darcy practiced law in private practice for five years. Through her professional and research experience, Darcy focuses on a variety of facets of the loss experience, including the peer support model, the role of attachment in grief, trauma-based models of intervention, and ways of fostering resiliency in youth.  Because of this work and interest, Darcy has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and been published by the Philadelphia Daily News.  An active member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Darcy won the 2012 Student Paper award for her paper entitled Creating and Fostering Attachment through Mentorship: The Role of Secondary Attachments as an Intervention for Parentally-Bereaved Children," which she presented at the annual conference.

Tina Barrett, EdD
Since 1994, Dr. Tina Barrett has specialized in family systems, strength-oriented and outdoor-based support following grief and trauma. Co-founder and Executive Director of Tamarack Grief Resource Center, Barrett focuses on best practices of nature-based support with trauma survivors and  family-systems. Barrett has directed various models of over 100 grief camps since 1996 in Montana and six other states. She has facilitated bereavement groups since 1995 and has assisted with group facilitator training and supervision for over 18 years. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and serves as a Senior Consultant for the National Military Suicide Survivors Seminar. Barrett also serves on the Leadership Team of the Western Montana Suicide Prevention Initiative. She provides interactive, inspiring trainings throughout Montana and at national conferences including Association for Death Educators and Counselors (ADEC); National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC); and National Bereavement Camp Conference and has published numerous chapters and articles.

Continuing Education

No continuing education credit will be available for this webinar.