Andrea Fink and Andrea Sherman

Abbot, Shechen Monastery

Andrea Fink Andrea KoNin Fink, LCSW, is a per diem chaplain at both Regional Hospice in Connecticut and Northern Westchester Hospital. Additionally, She is a Certified Meditation Instructor, Certified Death Doula, End of Life Caregiver and private practitioner in End of Life Care and Care Giver Support. As a social worker she spent nearly four decades working with families experiencing loss, trauma and unresolved grief. Andrea completed Foundations of Contemplative Care in 2013 and two units of CPE at NYZCCC and is a formal student of Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell. Andrea earned her Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1978 and is mother of two children, Sarah and Dan, and grandmother to twins. Dr. Andrea Sherman Andrea Sherman, PhD, is a gerontologist, educator, trainer and End of Life Doula. As an educator her focus is on palliative and end of life care, caregiving, creativity and aging, transforming long-term care, lifecycle transitions, and veteran-centered-care. She is the co-author of Transitional Keys: Rituals to Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults and has created rituals that span the lifecycle from birth to dying. She has also created rituals to support caregivers through the stages of caregiving. As an educator she taught and developed curriculum for the Bronx VA GRECC, The National Center for Creative Aging, the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers at NYU College of Nursing, and Elders Share the Arts. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the Gerontological Society of America, and chaired the Humanities and Arts Committee of the Society. Andrea is a graduate of the New York Zen Center Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Program, teaches meditation, and studies Vajrayana Buddhism with Phakchok Rinpoche.