Kristin James is the Executive Director, Pediatrics, The HAP Foundation, Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC) and co-founder of Missing Pieces Child Loss Support. She currently serves on the National Coalition for Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatric Task Force and on the Illinois Hospice & Palliative Care Advisory Board. She has specialized in working with families coping with illness, trauma and loss for over twenty-five years. Kristin has provided clinical consultation and extensive training, advocacy and education to healthcare systems, community agencies, funeral professionals, and school systems. She is an experienced clinician and has provided individual, family, and group counseling. Kristin is nationally recognized for her work in pediatric palliative care and grief support. She has also participated in and published numerous research studies. Ms. James received her Master’s in counseling from Loyola University Chicago.