Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 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. 


Rev. Jennifer Jarvis, M.Div., B.C.C. 
Agata Freedle, PhD, LPC, NCC 


Julie Bindeman, Psy-D 
Jennifer Hicks, MSN, RN, CPLC 
Laura Lee, BSN, RN-C 
Carolyn E. McDonald DNP, MSN, RN 
Natasha Nurse-Clarke, RN. PhD 
Jaylynn Olsen, LCSW  
Jessica Sember BSN, RN, IBCLC, CCE, CLSS