COPING
WITH LOSS

Full Day Symposium

An Evening Of Readings

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn

7290 S. Price Rd,. Tempe, AZ 85283

DISCUSSIONS AND INSIGHTS

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

Finding peace and closure after any loss is possible. Melinda Vail has assembled renowned experts with unique insights into facing these challenges and overcoming them. 
This one-day conference will give you different perspectives
about how to deal with grief, loss, emptiness and sorrow. 
Afterward, Melinda will host an always-popular Evening of Readings!

MELINDA VAIL AND FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Melinda Vail
Keynote

Rita Davenport CSP, CPAE Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker

Pat McMahon
Hall of Fame Broadcaster and Entertainer

Pamela Hughes
Life Coach

"Turning Karma Into Darma"
“Using Humor to Survive”
“Overcoming Life’s Obstacles”
Interview with Pamela Hughes
"Overcoming Life's Obstacles"

As an intuitive therapist, medium, author, lecturer and certified hypnotherapist, Melinda has a very successful practice in Tempe. Countless people have benefited from Melinda Vail’s counseling and intuitive work.

A seminar leader, humorist, and author, she has been featured in countless TV and radio shows, including Good Morning, America and Today Show. She has also written several best-selling books; her most recent is Funny Side Up.

In addition to starring in the 36-year classic Wallace and Ladmo Show, he has had a career in radio, television, film and the recording industry, and has interviewed countless celebrated personalities.

A former longtime talk show host on KTAR radio, she is now a nationally recognized life coach. She helps people get unstuck in life – from losing weight to changing careers – by focusing on modern emotional health.

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Marianne Gouveia
Founder, Eric’s House

Theo Schiro, M.Ed.
Board Member, Through A Parent’s Tears

Dr. Denise Campagnolo
Vice President,
Through A Parent’s Tears

Tom Shorts
U.S. Marshal

"Dealing with the Death of a Child"
“Dealing with the Death of a Child”
“Dealing with the Death of a Child”
“An Objective View of Family Death”

An executive in the aerospace and defense industries for more than 30 ears, she is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Certified Grief Companion, and Certified Professional Coach. Her son Eric died of suicide in 2016.

This former teacher and school administrator is a veteran educator with over 37 years of experience. She is a book author and content writer focused on providing helpful information for school and district leaders. Her first book,
 A Culture of Caring: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Schools
 
was published in 2020. Her son Joss died of suicide in 2011.

A graduate of the Ohio State College of Medicine, she is Medical Director of a major bio-pharmaceutical company, overseeing strategies and clinical trials. Her son Thomas died of suicide in 2015.

Formerly with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, he solved some of the most high-profile cases in Arizona history, including 10 Mafia murders. He was named Deputy of the Year in 1989.