Our Community Response Program Coordinator

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Jana and Dougy Center

Jana DeCristofaro, LCSW, is the Community Response Program Coordinator at Dougy Center.

Since 2002, Jana has coordinated peer support groups for children, teens, young adults, and adults. She also provides consultation and training for grieving families, students, community members, and professionals locally and nationally.

Jana is the host and producer of Grief Out Loud, Dougy Center’s podcast, which features interviews with other professionals in the grief world and those with lived experience of grief.

She has also facilitated community responses for schools and community organizations after a death.

Education and Affiliations

Jana DeCristofaro, LCSW, completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and her Masters in Social Work at Portland State University in Oregon.