Lanise serves on the communications committee of the Life House Atlanta Advisory Council. She brings more than 20 years of experience of working with families locally and around the world to her role.
Lanise is a Registered Nurse, is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Pediatric Nurse and also holds Certification in Perinatal Loss Care. She is the Director of the Pediatric Hospice Program at Harbor Grace Hospice in Atlanta. In this role, she does family consults, community education, case management of children at the end of life and bereavement and grief support. She is often asked to speak to groups of medical professionals and care givers on grief and loss, how end-of-life rituals across cultures should be supported and honored, and on how to prioritize self-care in order to continue to support families experiencing loss.
Lanise serves on the Advisory Board of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation which offers connection and collaboration for researchers, institutions, caregivers and grieving individuals, and facilitates grief education and support around the world. She also educates Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Fellows at Emory University School of Medicine on caring for children outside of hospital walls. Her years of experience in supporting families and their children brings valuable guidance to Life House Atlanta. “I bring medical expertise on symptom management of children at end of life along with grief management tools that enhance the life quality of families experiencing grief and loss.”