Charlene Luchterhand MSSW, LCSW, completed undergraduate degrees in social work and sociology, graduating with distinction, and a Master of Science in Social Work degree at the University of WisconsinMadison. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. Luchterhand has been the Education and Research Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Integrative Medicine Program for the past nine years. For over 25 years, Luchterhand has been committed to health promotion in various capacities at the University of Wisconsin, in the areas of aging and developmental disabilities, integrative medicine, and oncology. Her work has emphasized personalized care, patient empowerment, health education, and health literacy. Grief following a death loss has been a particular focus of interest. She is nationally and internationally published in the area of grief and intellectual disabilities, and her website educational tools on grief for clinicians and the general public have been widely accessed.