Author of the book “Grief Day by Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss”, Jan has an eclectic life. She co-produced a conference called The Resilience of the Human Spirit which inspired the short documentary Poetry of Resilience. The speakers were poets who had survived genocide and political terror. She has been executive producer and creative consultant on other documentaries and was an associate producer for the off-Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play and produced the off Broadway play Party Face starring Hayley Mills. Jan used her Masters in Counseling degree and training in NLP and hypnotherapy to work in child abuse prevention and suicide prevention. Jan has been to all seven continents. Her favorite role in life is being a grandmother.