Kathleen Gray, RN, MSN, MEd, is a registered nurse and bereavement counselor. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, a Master of Science in Nursing, from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology, from McGill University, Montreal. Ms. Gray also studied psychology at the Alder Institute in Montreal and Chicago. After several years of nursing and university teaching, she was drawn to the area of grief and bereavement, especially as it concerns the loss of a child due to reproductive-related conditions. This led to her founding of the Centre for Reproductive Loss, where she serves as director. Ms Gray has presented conference papers in Canada and the United States and was a contributing author in Men Coping with Grief (Dale A. Lund, ed., Baywood, 2001).

Anne Lassance, RN, MEd, is a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Iowa, and acquired her bachelor’s degree from Clarke College, Iowa, and a Master of Education with a Major in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. She also studied public health at Marquette University, Wisconsin. Formerly, assisstant professor of nursing at McGill University, Ms. Lassance is co-founder of the Centre for Reproductive Loss, where she serves as assistant director and bereavement counselor.