FOUNDER, CO-CREATOR RETURN TO ZERO, AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Kiley Krekorian Hanish, OTD, OTR/L is a bereaved mother, founder of the Return to Zero Center for Healing, doctor of occupational therapy at the University of Southern California, and co-chair of the 2020 Mom Project Board of Directors. She is interested in the transformative aspects of grief, specifically how storytelling, meaningful activities, experiences, mindfulness and the environment contribute to healing after loss.  

Kiley and her husband Sean are creators of the Emmy-nominated film Return to Zero starring Minnie Driver and Paul Adelstein. It is based on their personal experience of their son Norbert, who was stillborn, and is the first feature film to tackle the taboo subject of stillbirth. 

Through Return to Zero Kiley has found much healing. Her willingness to share her story and most vulnerable life moments has connected her to a community of families who have endured the unimaginable death of a baby, leaving her feeling less isolated in her grief.  

This experience inspired her to create the Return to Zero Center for Healing, which through retreats, research, education, and outreach will help others live wholeheartedly after loss.

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CERTIFIED DEATH MIDWIFE, AND RETREAT CO-FACILITATOR

Ivy Margulies, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and certified death midwife (aka bereavement doula). In addition to her private practice, Dr. Margulies has founded Angels Born Still specifically focused on maternal mental health and every type of pregnancy losses. She facilitates support groups including a miscarriage group, a stillbirth couples group, and a pregnancy after loss group. Dr. Margulies has medical hospital staff privileges at Providence Saint John’s Hospital and is on-call for any patient’s or doctor’s needs if there is a stillbirth or fetal demise.

 

Dr. Margulies has over 20 years experience working in family and child settings. She is featured as a grief and parenting expert for Kids In The House. Dr. Margulies has presented at many conferences, written articles for Los Angeles Family Magazine, has been the featured guest on several radio shows, podcasts and on television.

Her office is located in Santa Monica, California and she can be reached through her website

 

ARTIST AND WRITER

Carly Marie Dudley is a mother, artist, writer, and public speaker from Perth, Western Australia. After the stillbirth of her son, Christian in 2007, Carly founded Project Heal and has inspired people all over the world to heal and live a new wholehearted life after loss through practicing mindfulness and self-care. Since 2008, Carly has created multiple international days for bereaved parents including Bereaved Mother's Day and Bereaved Father's Day.