Julie S. Domogalla, MS

Julie experienced significant grief and loss in her early twenties as she grieved the death of her son Kevin and less than two years later, the death of her daughter Jill.  These pivotal events in her life led her to a passion for helping others in their grief and loss; a compassionate endeavor she has shared for over 30 years.

Julie is a caring listener, advocate and educator.  She is a skilled group facilitator working with children and adults.  Julie has a Master of Science degree in Thanatology (the study of death, dying and bereavement).   She volunteers for several organizations including Children’s Grief Connection-Hearts of Hope Camp, Grief Support Center of Essentia, Duluth.  

Julie is active in leading workshops, trainings and memorials.  She has presented research and advocacy for rural populations at international conferences.  Her publications include a memoir entitled, “Love Mommy; A Mother’s Journey Through Grief” and  her  research, “Rural Perinatal Loss: A Needs Assessment” is published in Omega Journal of Death and Dying.  She is a current member of several professional organizations including ADEC, NAGC, and MCDES.

A recent interview from my latest alma mater-Marian University.    Here is the link to the interview: https://www.marianuniversity.edu/news/marian-university-student-success-story-julie-domogalla/