Activist, educator and counselor Rebecca Hensler is the founder of Grief Beyond Belief, and has spoken twice at Skepticon, once on creating a secular support community and once on being a school counselor in a diverse urban middle school in trying times.

Hensler has a MS in Counseling, training in Restorative Practices, and over 30 years of experience facilitating groups. From educational workshops on LGB issues in first year dormitories, to contentious meetings of the AIDS activist coalition ACT UP, to HIV prevention workshops in public housing and homeless shelters, to restorative conferences between angry middle schoolers, to the first grief support workshops specifically for atheists and other nonbelievers, Hensler‘s experience with interpersonal and group dynamics runs the proverbial gamut.