Melissa Lunardini, M.A., MBA, FT, is the owner of Radical Grief a consulting company that provides education and program design and development specializing in grief and loss. She has dedicated fifteen years to supporting grieving children, teens, and their families. She has a proven track record of developing comprehensive suites of services in healthcare, academia, youth-based, and grief and loss-based industries. Some of these services include program development of grief support centers; school-based groups & curriculum, and summer grief camps. She enjoys presenting nationally and locally on topics related to childhood bereavement and grief and loss. Melissa strives to remain active with current trends and emerging research within the field of Thanatology and was awarded a Fellow in Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She is a National Training Consultant for the Boys and Girls Club of America and is an active member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. She is on the Board of Directors and chairs the Loss and Healing Program for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in San Diego. Melissa is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Psychology with a Trauma focus.