Dear World

We Love You!

Before Covid-19, we were asking people to turn toward conversations about death to help them focus on what matters most in life. So much has changed. The conversations have broadened, to include not only death and our own impermanence, but also racism, injustice, inequality and much more. We are at a tipping point. We can no longer turn away from any of these topics.

We are about getting people talking, listening, and communicating love. On a global level, it is about all of us being able to live our lives fully today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Now is the time to address these issues with sensitivity, humility, curiosity, and love.

We look forward to starting a dyalogue with you.

Dyalogues™ is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to cultivate conversations that empower people to communicate love today, tomorrow, and through to their final exhale.

Team

Drawing from the disciplines of Medicine, Psychology, and Business, we create and deliver innovative, thought-provoking, interactive, and educational programs, as well as consultation and supportive services for individuals and families.

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Dr. Dawn Gross, MD, PhD

HEALTHCARE
Founder

Dawn Gross, MD. PhD. is a palliative medicine physician dedicated to transforming end of life conversations. Earning her BA from USC and a combined MD and PhD from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dawn completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts, followed by fellowship training in Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant at Stanford and post-doctoral research at UCSF.  

Considered a national thought leader on end of life care, her work has been featured in Science, JAMA and the New York Times. An invited speaker nationally and internationally, Dawn founded a first-of-its-kind live, call-in radio program, Dying To Talk, produced at San Francisco’s National Public Radio station.

For more information visit www.DrAsYouWish.com.

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Nancy Belza

FINANCE
Founder

Nancy Belza is a Relationship Manager, Business Development Consultant, Training Specialist, and planning activist. She combines natural compassion and innate storytelling abilities with over 25 years of financial services industry experience, personal passion born from experiencing a close personal friends’ death, and 15 years of mental health advocacy to help people face end of life planning prepared and empowered.

Nancy’s business expertise is diverse, having worked with Fortune 500 companies and in start-up situations, domestically and abroad. Prior positions include Divisional Director of Distribution, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and Director of Training and Development, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management International.

Nancy served on the Executive Board of Tamalpais High School PTSA, and spent 5 years bringing social-emotional and wellness programs to families in the district. She currently serves on the Board of Buckelew Programs, a large mental health non-profit in the SF Bay Area.

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Paul Puccinelli, LMFT

PSYCHOLOGY
Founder

Paul Puccinelli, LMFT, M.S. is a psychotherapist, healing circle facilitator, educator and national speaker.

Paul has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University.   In addition, Paul holds a certificate from UCSF Medical Center in palliative care for interprofessional practicing clinicians and a certificate from Columbia University to provide complicated grief therapy.

Paul maintains a private practice, working with children, individuals, and couples in Marin County, California.

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Jules Reid, MA, EdM

Educator & Specialist

Always a life-long learner, Jules realized her love of education when she realized she could forever be a student by becoming a teacher. Graduating from Lewis and Clark, she earned a Master of Education through the AIE program at Harvard University, which focused on accessing neurodivergence through multidisciplinary, project-based learning. Her masters from the School for International Training provided a foundation in social justice, training design, program management and evaluation.

She has worked with students from middle school to college both nationally and internationally. Her philosophy of education is based on three guiding principles: Integrity through Inquiry, Creating a Community of Diverse Learners, Joy in the Process over Product.

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Mary Alden Goulart

Late-Life Care/Transition Specialist

Mary has worked in geriatrics for 30 years, starting her career in skilled nursing facilities, then retirement and assisted living management. She has directed adult daycare programs, senior centers and senior nutrition programs. Mary also spent a decade working as a patient-centered care advocate, helping families of high-risk, medically fragile children.

She now specializes in late-life transitions, complex family dynamics, end-of-life conversations, and offers EOL Doula support services through the dying process.  Mary’s passion remains rooted in healthcare client-focused advocacy.

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Ladybird Morgan, RN, MSW

Master Facilitator & Healthcare Specialist

Ladybird has worked as a registered nurse, clinical social worker, healer and educator for 20+ years and is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Humane Prison Hospice Project whose mission is to implement end-of-life care in prisons by training prisoners to be caregivers. Ladybird has worked with many organizations including The Zen Hospice Project and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and co-facilitates circles at Commonweal and UCSF/MERI Center’s Last Acts of Kindness Program.

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