Dr. Gloria Horsley, Ph.D., M.S. C.N.S.
Dr. Gloria Horsley is an internationally known grief expert, psychotherapist, and bereaved parent. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist and past facility member of the University of Rochester. Dr. Horsley hosts Open to Hope television and podcasts. She has made appearances on numerous television and radio programs including "The Today Show and has authored a number of articles and books including Teen Grief Relief. She serves on the Advisory Boards for the Tragedy Assistance Program and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation.
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS
Dr. Heidi Horsley is a licensed psychologist, social worker, and bereaved sibling. She co-hosts the award-winning weekly cable television show and podcast, Open to Hope. Dr. Heidi is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and an award-winning author, who has co-authored eight books. She serves on the Advisory Boards for the Tragedy Assistance Program, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, and the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.
Rebecca Horsley Bara is a small business owner who has operated two well loved yoga studios in the Bay area. She has practiced and taught yoga, fitness and mindfulness for over 20 years. Through the practice of yoga Rebecca has shared with thousands of people the healing and peacethat she found after the death of her 17-year old brother, Scott and with the recent death of her father, Phil.Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Utah a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and a graduate of the Baptiste FIT to Lead program.She serves on the board of The Art of Yoga Project, and is currently completing her credential with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) certifying as a health coach
Vice President of the Board of Directors
Beverly Chantalle McManus
Beverly serves as Vice President of the Board for Open to Hope. She has over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive, and has edited and co-written numerous books and articles. After the death of her husband, she began focusing on grief and bereavement support, and for the past 16 years has been a bereavement facilitator and frequent speaker and writer on the topic of loss and grief.
Secretary of the Board of Directors
Christina Gallagher Nelson
Christina Gallagher Nelson is Secretary of the Board of Directors and heads the Legal Committee for the Open to Hope. She is a partner with Greene Radovsky Maloney Share and Hennigh, LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in estate planning, trust/probate administration, commercial and transactional expertise. Tina is a member of the American, California, and San Francisco Bar Associations and a former director of the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. She is a liaison representative and active member of the USF Law Assembly and previously has served on the Board of Governors of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Tina graduated with a B.S. from the University of New Mexico, and J.D. with honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was Editor of the the USF Law Review. Tina periodically conducts seminars on estate planning at the request of the University of San Francisco and government agencies.
Christopher G. Gamble, CPA, CFP
Chris serves as Treasurer of the Board for Open to Hope. He is a partner at RDG + Partners CPAs, PLLC
located in Pittsford, New York, a public accounting firm that provides assurance, tax, consulting,
outsourced accounting, payroll, benefits consulting and wealth advisory services. Chris is a Co-managing
Partner and Senior Partner in the Tax Department at RDG and is responsible for the development of
strategies to assist closely-held businesses and high net-worth individuals manage their income and
estate taxes. Chris has previously served on the Finance Council of Blessed Sacrament Church
(Rochester, NY) and was Treasurer of the Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts from 2004 through 2016.
Harriet Hodgson has been a freelancer for 43 years, is the author of thousands of
articles, and 42 books, including 10 grief resources. She is Assistant Editor of the
Open to Hope website, a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists,
Alliance of Independent Authors, Minnesota Coalition for Grief Education and
Support, and Grief Coalition of Southeastern Minnesota. She is well acquainted
with grief. In 2007 four family members died—her daughter (mother of her twin
grandchildren), father-in-law, brother (and only sibling) and the twins’ father.
Multiple losses shifted the focus of Hodgson’s work from general health to grief
resolution and healing. She has appeared on more than 185 radio talk shows,
including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. In
addition to writing for Open to Hope, Hodgson is a contributing writer for The
Grief Toolbox website and The Caregiver Space website. A popular speaker, she
has given presentations at The Compassionate Friends national conference,
Bereaved Parents of the USA national conference, and Zoom grief conferences.
Her work is cited in Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of
Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories.
Karla Wheeler co-heads the Public Relations & Marketing Committee for the Open to Hope. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she is Founder and President of Quality of Life Publishing Co., a national publishing firm specializing in grief support books and a growing number of publications to help hospices provide their multidisciplinary care. Quality of Life is the publisher of the physician newsletter, Quality of Life Matters; and booklets for families, “When Death Is Near: A Caregiver’s Guide;” and “When You Are Grieving: A Guide to Understanding Loss.” Karla is the author of grief support books for adults and children and bereavement columns for newspapers and magazines across North America. Several of Karla’s family members have experienced a “good death,” thanks to hospice, including her 54-year-old husband. Following his death, their daughter Jenny wrote a teen-to-teen book, Weird Is Normal When Teenagers Grieve.Karla and Jenny enjoy bringing their messages of hope as a mother-daughter team traveling nationwide, speaking at professional grief conferences and to community groups. A longtime hospice volunteer in Southwest Florida, Karla has visited with hundreds of dying patients, providing bereavement follow-up care to grieving families.
Rick Haskins is the Executive Vice President, Marketing and Brand Strategy for The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation. Prior to joining The CW, Rick served as Executive Vice President/General Manager for Lifetime television.Previously, Rick helmed his own marketing consulting company, The Haskins Group, from 1996-99. He held a variety of positions for The Walt Disney Company from 1988-96, including Vice President, Marketing, Buena Vista Television and Director of Development, Reality Programming. From 1982-88, Rick was a brand manager with Procter & Gamble. A published author, Haskins co-wrote Brand Yourself in 2000. A graduate of Utah State University, Haskins has a bachelor of science in psychology.