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Our Staff


Shelley Robbins, Group Facilitator

Shelley Robbins earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from West Chester University in
1996 and a Masters of Science in Nursing with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Concentration
from Gwynedd-Mercy University in 2001. She is currently pursuing a certification in Grief
Counseling from The American Academy of Grief Counseling and is also working towards her
Certification in Thanatology (Death, Dying and Bereavement) through the Association for Death
Education and Counseling (ADEC). She has worked exclusively in the field of Pediatrics her
entire nursing career, specifically helping families and children navigate life through on-going
medical crises and trauma. She has worked in various nursing settings for more than 20 years
including in-patient pediatric oncology and trauma/rehabilitation units, primary-care office
settings, hospice, and home care nursing services. She also served as faculty in the Nursing
Department at Eastern University.

It was through these years of working directly with families, that her love of helping people find
hope and beauty amidst crisis, began to flourish. In these compassionate, dynamic
relationships, she utilized a deep sense of empathy and understanding to assist people to find
the resiliency to forge through their situations of grief and loss. Shelley specifically found a
passion for working with End of Life care during her days as an oncology and hospice nurse,
helping her to find her way as a volunteer to The Center for Loss and Bereavement. She has
been so fortunate to become a part of the staff at the Center, working as a group facilitator at
Nello’s Corner/Camp Millie and helping with program coordination. She brings a unique Nursing
specialty to the Center…weaving medical knowledge, End of Life care and the ability to psychosocially support children and families to find light and love again, through the murkiness of loss and grief. She sincerely looks forward to working with individuals who have found their way to
the Center, collaboratively helping them to live to their fullest potential and authentic selves.

Contact Shelley at 610-222-4110 ext.117 or by email at snr@bereavementcenter.org