The Open to Hope Foundation Elects Michele Neff Hernandez Executive Director of the SSLF to NAC
10/13/2011

Dr. Gloria Horsley, Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation and Host of “Open to Hope Radio ” and Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Open to Hope Foundation and Co-Host of “Open To Hope Radio” announce their new National Advisory Counsel opentohope.com.

Online PR News – 13-October-2011 – – New York, New York and San Francisco, California Drs. Gloria & Heidi Horsley on their nationally syndicated talk radio program the “Open to Hope Show” will announce the launch of their new advisory counsel.

Michele Neff Hernandez is the founding President, and Executive Director of the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. Soaring Spirits is a non-profit organization committed to providing resources and peer support to people grieving the loss of a loved one, with a special focus on those who are widowed. Michele is the creator, and Director, of the Camp Widow Program; a first of its kind event bringing together widowed people from across the country and around the world who are seeking to recreate their lives in the aftermath of the loss of a spouse or life partner. In addition to her work with the foundation, Michele inspires people as a motivational speaker and freelance writer. She also works as a member of the Bereavement Training Team for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and is a regular contributor to various websites, blogs, magazines, and collaborative book projects. Michele was privileged to be the wife of Phillip Hernandez, until his death in August of 2005.

The Open to Hope Foundation offers the most comprehensive internet based grief community in the world, with over 3,000 articles, 400 radio shows, 300 contributors, and 100 you tubes. Open to Hope is committed to providing hope and resources to grieving individuals after loss, and serves over 2 million annual visitors, with 50,000 radio listeners. Founded by Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley in memory of their son and brother, Scott.

About Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She serves on the National Board of Directors for the Compassionate Friends, http://www.compassionatefriends.org and on the advisory board for TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of those who died in the military http://www.taps.org/ . She is also author of “Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss,” “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry”. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University in New Orleans.

About Dr. Gloria Horsley

Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She served on The Compassionate Friends as a National Board Member for 6 years. She is the author of “Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss,” “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry.” She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.

Dr. Heidi Horsley
125 West 72nd Street, Suite 6F
NY NY 10023
(646) 269-1664
http://www.opentohope.com

###