Our Team

Our Team

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Christina Rasmussen

CEO

Christina Rasmussen is an acclaimed grief educator, the author of Second Firsts and Where Did You Go?

She is the founder of The Life Reentry Institute and has helped countless people break out of what she coined the “waiting room” of grief to rebuild their lives through her Life Reentry Model. With this, she introduces a new model of grief based on the science of neuroplasticity. She describes grief as a catalyst for redefining identity, and outlines the process of “reentry”, or returning to life.

Her mission is to change the way we grieve, the way we live, and how we define our potential in this life, and the hereafter. She has consulted on the 2019 movie short Dreamcatcher and currently working on her very first work of fiction as she believes that big change in an industry that has been left behind requires not only education and training through traditional settings but also in media, movies and entertainment.

Her Institute’s mission is to bring forth a new way of speaking about and embracing loss within the medical, corporate and social environments.

Her work has been featured at ABC News, Washington Post, Maria Shriver and the White House Blog. She currently works and lives in Lafayette, California with her husband Eric, their daughters and their two dogs.

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Carole Downing

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Carole is passionate about inspiring conversations for embracing life after loss and creating greater awareness of the often hidden process of grief.

She holds a Nursing Doctorate from the University of Colorado and has experience in palliative care, integrative medicine, and nursing education. She also has a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a certified Life Reentry® Practitioner. She uses both her professional background and personal experience from the death of her husband to inform her work. In addition to Life Reentry®, she loves singing, spending time in nature, and finding the extraordinary moments in everyday life.

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Christy Sanchez

Christy is passionate about building brand awareness through online marketing and social media strategies. Through running her own companies and working with various clients, she crafted her skill in the digital marketing world. She received her BA in Business from Kuyper College.

Advisory Board

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Advisor

Jayne Mayled

Leader of True Story, creative agency for retailers, consumer businesses and brands. Founder, White Hot haircare.

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Charles Peruski

Managing Director

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Lynn Richard

Senior Director, Global and Strategic Alliances and Partners

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Kevin Robinson

Dynamic Global Business Leader

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Raymond Sanchez

Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Development