Each of our wonderful partners bring their light and expertise. We work together, helping individuals and families along the journey.
DEANA DARBY has worked in the healing arts since 1990. She is a certified Shiatsu massage therapist and Classical Homeopath. She has undergone advanced training and internship through Mandorla Project in Spiritual Midwifery to the Dying. Additionally she has completed advanced training through Final Passages as a Home Funeral Guide.
Deana has trained extensively in meditation as well as energetic and intuitive healing arts. She was founder of Bodhi Tree Holistic Health Center and Full Circle Center in Napa, CA. Having relocated to New Hampshire, she is continuing to pursue her passion as a consultant for conscious living and dying.
ALISHA DIMASI has held a lifelong interest in sustainable living and environmentally responsible behavior. She is thrilled to be working with the Green Burial Committee to bring education and green burial options to the community. During the week, Alisha works as an occupational therapist with pediatric and geriatric populations. On nights and weekends she can be found on her homestead in Lyndeborough, working the land with her husband and animals.
LAUREL BOYD has been involved in end of life care since helping her mother die at home in 1995. She wears multiple hats ~ a licensed massage therapist, trained eurythmist, educator, caregiver, and medical liaison for adolescents and adults with special needs. Threshold Care's treasurer, Laurel lives in Peterborough.
KRISTEN FUMAROLA has been involved with end of life care since she first trained as a hospice volunteer 17 years ago. In addition to her hospice work, Kristen has studied with the Living Dying Project, Final Passages, and Martin Prechtel, and is excited to be joining Stephen Jenkinson's Orphan Wisdom School this spring. Having lost four family members within four months' time Kristen is deeply called as an advocate for conscious dying and home funerals, to provide end of life midwifery support to the dying, and to be a resource for practical and emotional support to family members. She can be reached at email@example.com.
buffy has 25+ years of experience helping elders stay in their homes. She is a trained chef specializing in healthy and nutritious meals. Also, buffy is a professional home cleaner and organizer. buffy has specialty skills and experience working with those who have dementia/Alzheimer's and hospice care.
SANDY LAFLEUR's joy in life comes from connecting people. A long time community organizer, she believes we are indeed greater than the sum of our parts. Sandy embraces the Folk in folk music, song and dance and is involved in creating community from the ground up. She has experienced the power of music first hand in hospice settings, playing her Appalachian dulcimer for friends and loved ones as they crossed the threshold. In her work with Threshold Care, Sandy was instrumental in bringing the option for Green Burials to her town of Wilton. She continues to educate others about this important, more environmentally sound option.
Besides teaching Appalachian dulcimer out of her home and at festivals around New England, Sandy organizes the Acoustic Cafe Coffeehouse, the Rakes of Milford, the Milford Contra Dance, the Souhegan Sustainability Fair and is a Board Member of the Wilton Community Center and the Souhegan Valley Food Co-Op. During the school year she is the assistant to the School Nurse at Milford High School where she has worked for 23 years.
HENRIETTE ISENE lives in Wilton NH and works as an LNA at a local hospice house. In this role she supports patients and families with heartfelt care as well as singing at the bedside. She now would like to take her 14 years of experience and support people who want to be at home during illness and end of life.
Henriette has also worked for many years with young children as a Waldorf educator. Her formal education includes curative work supporting children with physical and mental disabilities. She has worked in Norway, Scotland and the United States.