Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Lisa Veglahn, lveglahn@hospicefoundation.org
Washington, DC--Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is pleased to announce that Kenneth J. Doka, HFA’s Senior Consultant, will receive a Special Contributions Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). According to ADEC, “This award is not conferred every year; rather, it is an occasional award reserved for those who have made widely recognized, significant contributions to the field of death, dying, grief and loss over a substantial period of time.”
Dr. Doka has been Senior Consultant to HFA for more than 20 years. During that time, he has
served as editor of HFA’s Living with Grief® book series, its Journeys newsletter, and numerous other books and publications. Dr. Doka played an integral role in the development of HFA’s groundbreaking Living with Grief ® programs and has been a panelist since the first program in 1993. He is a professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle. A prolific author, Dr. Doka has written more than 30 books and has published over 100 articles and book chapters. Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement.
“Ken’s work has made a significant impact in the field of grief and bereavement,” said Amy
Tucci, President and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America. “In his role as Senior Consultant to HFA, he has provided valuable education and research to hospice and healthcare
professionals, educators, funeral directors, and anyone who works with those who are grieving. At the same time, he can also provide advice and support to individuals who are dealing with their own personal journeys through grief.”
Dr. Doka will receive the award on April 25 at ADEC’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD.
For more information about the conference, go to www.adec.org. For more information on
HFA’s programs, or to set up an interview with Dr. Doka, contact Lisa Veglahn
at lveglahn@hospicefoundation.org or call 202-457-5811, ext. 1006.