Get involved with PLIDA by joining one of our many committees! See the below description and contact for each committee we currently offer. Reach out and get involved!

2019-2020 Advancement (coming soon) 

Chair: TBD
Committee Members: TBD
For more information, email [email protected] 


2019 -2020 Health Equity and Diversity Committee

Increase diversity of membership in PLIDA to include experts from a variety of ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. Provide membership with monthly tools and other resources that highlight aspects of perinatal bereavement affecting families from an ethnic, religious, or societal point of view. Address key barriers and challenges related to disparities in the areas of perinatal bereavement, perinatal hospice, perinatal palliative care, and neonatal palliative care. Foster an environment for new research opportunities addressing racial, religious, and gender disparities. 

Chair: Terri L. Major-Kincade
Committee Members: Accepting interested applicants now
For more information, please email [email protected]

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2019-2020 Outreach-Membership Committee

Promote member benefits, create awareness, make recommendations to increase membership and membership retention.

Chair: Jenna Petro
Committee Members: Amelia Kowalisyn
For more information, email [email protected]


2019-2020 Education Committee

Responsible for care provider education support. Review, maintain, and updateArticles, Journals Research and Resources List. Create and maintain educational opportunities such as Position StatementsandWebinars. Responsible for Hot Off the Press and ASK PLIDAbenefit. Oversee the International Perinatal Bereavement Conference Call for Proposalsand Concurrent Speaker Selection Process.

Co-chairs: Rebecca Carter and Denise Côté-Arsenault
Committee Members: Patti Budnik, Heather Eppelheimer, Alanna Knobben,
Deborah Rich, Gina L. Jones, Rana Limbo, Summer Hepler, Toby Shuler, Terri Weinman, and Moshe Winograd. 
For more information, email [email protected]


2019-2020 Conference Planning Committee 

Determine location, special events and schedule of IPBC. Maintain budget, registration costs, choose invited plenary and preconference speakers. Collaborate with Education Committee on concurrent speakers and sessions. Organize site visits, decorations, work with local teams, collaborate with other committees (i.e., Education, Outreach-Membership), and work with PLIDA Marketing team

 Co-chairs: Gina L. Jones, Jill Kottmeier and Shannon Brown
Chicago Consultant: Judy Friedrichs
PLIDA Consultant: Rana Limbo 


2019 – 2020 Governance Committee:

Review and revise governing documents, SOPs, and policies. Oversee Board Member Election Process and Invitations. Develop job descriptions. 

Chair: Debbie Cochran
Committee Members: Anita Catlin, Jennifer Hicks, Gina L. Jones, and Tammy Ruiz Ziegler.
PLIDA Consultant: Rana Limbo
For more information, email [email protected]