Judith Pedersen began work with families and individuals experiencing loss in 1998 with Lourdes Hospice in Upstate New York. She expanded her knowledge and experience with life altering loss through her responsibilities with the American Cancer Society in 2003. Her experience includes work with families facing sudden, traumatic loss as well as loss of children, adolescents, adults and seniors. In 2005, Judith founded Interregnum: Services for Loss and Life Transition, a not for profit agency whose mission is “to provide meaningful service to all who grieve and to all who care about them.” This agency serves through counseling, education and community service. Judith leads this agency as both Executive Director and President of the Board of Trustees. In addition, in her role as adjunct professor in the Master of Social Work Program at Rutgers University, New Jersey, Judith teaches “Loss Across the Lifespan,” a course designed to educate students about loss as this affects individuals as well as family systems. Judith graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in Death, Dying and Bereavement from Marywood University. Postgraduate work includes certification and designation by the Association for Death Education and Counseling as a Fellow of Thanatology in Death, Dying and Bereavement.