Deborah Nagle-Burks, Expert

Deborah Nagle-Burks is the founding director of Oak Tree Bereavement Center, which serves grieving teens and adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. She offers Narrative of Grieving programs and seminars to educate practitioners to support people through grieving the death of a loved one.

Nagle-Burks is the former director of programs for Kara Palo Alto, Americas oldest grief and bereavement organization. Shes the author of A Safe Space: Grief and Loss Curriculum for Grades K-5 and The Narrative of Grieving: A Reporter Sifts Through American Television Network Coverage of the 51 Days at Waco, Texas. Shes also an on-call grief counselor on the National Disaster Team.

As a radio talk show host, she interviews authors on her weekly program, Sundays at Noon (on KUSF-FM San Francisco), who often discuss how the death of a loved one turned them toward writing.