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Passare helps you navigate the often difficult and overwhelming issues related to End-of-Life. We work closely with trusted experts who provide relevant, helpful guidance on a wide range of End-of-Life topics. View our Experts and see why we value their counsel.

Robert L. Shepard graduated from New College of California, School of Law, in May 1998 and gained an advanced degree at Golden Gate University’s LLM masters program in taxation. Robert L. Shepard’s practice is focused on preventative law. With a new and forward-thinking process, Shepard has helped over 1,000 clients protect and ensure their assets get passed onto the next generation with minimal government interference.

Click here to read our Interview with Robert L. Shepard and to see any relevant books, articles, or links about this expert.

Co-founder of Y Collaborative, Nancy is a Certified Senior Advisor and trained Hospice Volunteer. With deep knowledge & sensitivity, Nancy helps individuals, families and organizations by providing valuable resources and facilitating necessary conversations surrounding end-of-life issues. Visit Y Collaborative to learn more about how Nancy and Y Collaborative can assist you.

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Evan Carroll is a user experience designer, author and speaker from Raleigh, NC. He is co-founder of The Digital Beyond, a blog and think tank devoted to digital afterlife and legacy issues. Evan is the author of the book, Your Digital Afterlife: When Facebook, Flickr and Twitter Are Your Estate, What’s Your Legacy? (New Riders Press, 2011). Evan Carroll has appeared in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, PBS News Hour, Popular Science, Fox News, CNN and The Atlantic. Evan holds MS and BS degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science.

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Susan A. Lieberman, Ph.D. co-founded the Y Collaborative, in 2010 to encourage conversation about and preparation for End-of-Life issues among healthy men and women of all ages. Dr. Lieberman is also an executive coach and author of eight non-fiction books on subjects related to families. Susan is ordained as an interfaith minister and has a certification in thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

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As a Licensed Agent with New York Life Insurance Company, Jeffery A. Perry is committed to providing individuals, families, and businesses with life insurance and financial products that meet their needs. Jeffery is a native to the San Francisco bay area with strong familial ties to Mexico and speaks Spanish and Portuguese in addition to English. Jeff is trained to help you identify your needs and goals, while also building a strategy that will help you reach your objectives. From key-person and executive bonus policies for businesses to family and individual plans, Jeff is experienced in designing customized solutions for each situation.

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Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) is a legal-reserve life insurance company that specializes in providing prepaid funeral insurance products and services. FDLIC's mission is to be known as the best, most respected provider of service to the funeral industry.

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Dorian J Carr joined the US Air Force in Oct 1987. He retired after nearly 21 honorable years of service in April 2008. He worked as an Aerospace Maintenance Technician on the C 141B Cargo Aircraft and in other capacities including Environmental Management Program Manager and Quality Assurance Evaluator, Third Party Oversight for Contracting, for Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. Dorian was recommended as a US Air Force Recruiter for Enlisted and for Officer Accessions and was responsible for selecting qualified potential candidates for Pilot, Navigator and Air Battle Manager positions. In May of 2008, he was offered the position of Branch Manager with the Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office in Richmond, California. He currently works as a Veterans Service Representative with the City and County of San Francisco.

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Karen Kelleher is an End-of-Life healthcare professional specializing in the fields of Geriatrics, Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia. She holds a graduate degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Counseling Psychology. She continues her education in the field of Geriatric Brain Function at Stanford University. Karen worked for nine years as Director of Day Treatment Program serving mentally ill adults at Crestwood Behavioral Health Center in Vallejo.

She has worked since 2007 as Director of Traditions Memory Care Center at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living (RCJL) in Danville, California. She provides regular on-going education and training for caregivers and the family members of those suffering from degenerative brain illnesses and is currently implementing innovative art and music programs to reach those she serves at RCJL. With RCJL Art Director, Betty Rothaus, Karen has coordinated Tradition’s participation in the Art with Elders project at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California.

Click here to read our Interview with Karen Kelleher and to see any relevant books, articles, or links about this expert.

Mark Zilberman, LCSW, is the Director of NorthStar Care and Guidance, LLC, a geriatric care management agency devoted to guiding and managing the special medical, psychological and social needs of seniors, their families and disabled people of all ages.

Mark acquired his Social Work degree from SUNY at Stony Brook. He acquired professional specializations including Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in alcohol and substance abuse treatment.

Since 2000, Mark has dedicated his time to geriatric care management. He is a member of National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and National Association of Social Workers. He also assists the Board of Directors for the New York chapter of NAPGCM.

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