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Clients by Industry

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Hospitals and Medical Centers

  • Agnesian Healthcare, WI
  • Atlantic City Medical Center, NJ
  • Atlantic Health System, NJ
  • Bayshore Hospital, NJ
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital
  • Cooper Health System
  • HackensackUMC Mountainside, NJ
  • Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital, NJ
  • Holy Name Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins, MD
  • Kimball Medical Center
  • Ministry Door County Medical Center, WI
  • NY American College of Emergency Physicians, NY Academy of Medicine, NY
  • Ohio Children’s Hospital Education Center, OH
  • Penn State College of Medicine Pediatric Conference, PA
  • Prairie St. John’s, ND
  • San Antonio Community Hospital, TX
  • South Dakota Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault
  • South Jersey Geriatric Care, NJ
  • St. Anne’s Community, Rochester, NY
  • St. Barnabus Health System, NJ
  • St. Clare’s Health System, NJ
  • St. Catherine’s Nursing Center
  • St. Frances Medical Center, NJ
  • St. Joseph Hospital, IL
  • St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, NJ
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
  • WellSpan York Hospital, York, PA
  • Windham Community Memorial Hospital

Faith-Based

  • Archdiocese of Newark
  • Catholic Campus Ministry
  • Catholic Cemetery Conference
  • Catholic Charities
  • Diocese of Trenton and St. Francis Medical Center Pastoral Ministry Training Program
  • Diocese of Rockville Center Bereavement Conference
  • Diocese of Metuchen
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Arizona
  • New York Office of Laity and Family Diocese of Rockville Centre

Victim Assistance

  • Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
  • Department of Juvenile and Family Services, Maryland
  • Florida Crime Victim Resource Network
  • FBI National Academy, Missouri
  • Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey
  • Idaho, Elmore County Domestic Violence Council
  • Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance Annual Two Days in June
  • Illinois Prosecutor Based Victim Assistants Association, Illinois
  • Illinois Victim Assistance Academy
  • Illinois, Midwestern TRIAD Conference and 13th Annual Illinois TRIAD Conference
  • Indiana Partnership to Prevent Firearm Violence Annual Meeting
  • Judicial College of Maryland Department of Judicial Education
  • Kansas Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference
  • Kansas Consumer Protection Conference, Office of the Attorney General
  • Kentucky Victims Assistance Conference, Office of the Attorney General
  • Las Vegas, NV Police Academy
  • Louisiana District Attorneys Association 11th Annual Victim/Witness Assistance Seminar
  • Louisiana Department of Justice and Louisiana District Attorney’s Association Criminal Justice Conference on Sexual Assault
  • Judicial College of Maryland Department of Judicial Education
  • Maryland Judiciary – Magistrates
  • Maryland State Attorney’s Association
  • Massachusetts-Saint Anne’s Hospital’s DRIVE Program
  • Michigan Safehouse for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Michigan Victim Assistance Academy
  • Missouri Organization for Victim Assistance (MOVA)
  • Missouri Victim Assistance Network
  • New Jersey Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Rutgers University
  • New Jersey Victim Assistance Academy and Rutgers School of Social Work
  • New York State MDT/CAC 1st Annual Summit
  • Ohio Police Juvenile Officers Association
  • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC TTAC)
  • Office of State’s Attorneys’ Coordinator, Maryland
  • Parents of Murdered Children National Conference, Orlando
  • Smith County District Attorney’s Office Crime Victims’ Rights Conference, Texas
  • Suffolk County Criminal Justice Addiction Workgroup Conference, New York
  • Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs and W. TN Legal Services, Inc.
  • Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Texas Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition
  • Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse
  • Texas Domestic Violence Shelter-TRLA Cross Training
  • Texas Facing Family Violence Conference
  • Texas Victim Services Association
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
  • Wisconsin Victim/Witness Professionals Association
  • Wyoming Victim Services
  • Wyoming’s Joint Symposium on Children and Youth: Crimes Against Children & Children’s Justice

Nursing

  • American Association of Office Nurses
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association
  • College of Nursing, University of TN Health Science Center Cashdollar Visiting Professor
  • New Jersey State School Nurses Association
  • Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • Florida Health Care Association Nurse Leadership Training Program
  • Indiana State School Nurses
  • International Conference Global Society for Nursing and Health
  • Kentucky Regional Conference Toward Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • New York State Nurses Association
  • New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Directors of Nursing Services
  • North Carolina Triad Association of Occupational Nurses
  • The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Nursing Department, West Reading, PA
  • Washington Health Care Association-Nurses

Health Care and Wellness Associations and School Systems

  • American Association of Suicidology
  • American Psychiatric Society and Alabama Psychiatric Society
  • American Psychiatric Association with Ohio Psychiatric Association
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling
  • Association of Community Mental Health Centers, Kansas
  • Barnegat Nursing Home Caregiver Support Group
  • Beyond Burnout Summit (Online Program)
  • Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
  • California Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress
  • Camden County Health Services
  • Career Mentors Academy (Online Program)
  • Carrier Clinic
  • Celebrant Foundation & Institute
  • Central Ohio Conference on Grief
  • Chelsea Assisted Living
  • Chippewa Country Family Services
  • Council on Renal Nutrition
  • Cox Health
  • Door County, Wisconsin Public Health Department
  • Emma’s Place, 2017 Inaugural Grief Conference for Area Profesionals, NY
  • Families of Loved Ones Magazine and Englewood Hospital, NJ
  • Family Service in Burlington County, NJ
  • Festival of Hope
  • Funeral Service Education Corporation, Inc.
  • Funeral Service Foundation
  • Gates to Hope, Inc.
  • Gilda’s Club
  • Grace Hospice Project of Montana
  • Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Women’s Health Conference, Iowa
  • Gloucester Township Human Resources Department
  • Health Care Association of NJ State Convention & EXPO
  • Hospice of Charles County
  • Hospice of New Jersey
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • Indiana Collaborative Conference on Aging
  • Kentucky Division of Mental Health, Children and Youth Services
  • Kentucky Dept. for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services
  • Leir Conference on Suicide Prevention
  • Maine Beyond the Basics of Suicide Prevention
  • Massachusetts Suicide Prevention
  • Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Adolescent Suicide Prevention Learning Community, WI (Online Program)
  • Mental Health American of Wisconsin
  • Mesilla Valley Hospice 21st Annual Growing Through Loss Conference, New Mexico
  • Mental Health America of Wisconsin
  • Mental Health Symposium, MHA and SW Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • Nebraska Health Care Association
  • New Jersey Counseling Association
  • New Jersey Multi Disciplinary Team Coordinator’s Association
  • New Jersey Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care
  • New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo
  • New York State Funeral Directors Association Family Assistance Commission
  • Novocure, Inc.
  • Oaklawn Psychiatric Center
  • Ohio Children’s Hospital Education Center
  • Omaha Ted E. Bear Hollow, Inc.
  • Oregon Health Care Association
  • Prevention First
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Health Care Ministry Education Day, Buffalo, NY
  • Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Solutions Training
  • Sylvania Schools, OH
  • Symposium on Crisis Intervention
  • Ted E. Bear Hollow Children’s Grief Center
  • Teleconference Network Of TX, Discourses in Healthcare Social Work Series
  • Texas Family Crisis Center
  • The Samaritans
  • Triple C Housing, Inc., NJ
  • United Way of Door County, WI
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • University Hospice
  • University of Notre Dame Supportive and Palliative Care Conference
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Crisis Intervention Conference
  • Valley Health Care
  • Veterans Administration Health Care System
  • West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide
  • West Virginia National Alliance for Mentally Ill
  • Western Schools
  • Wisconsin Chapter National Association of Social Workers
  • Wisconsin-Brown County Human Services
  • Wisconsin Family Based Services Association
  • Wisconsin (NE) Suicide Prevention Summit
  • Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools
  • World Congress on Stress, Trauma and Coping, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
  • World Gathering on Bereavement

Military

  • McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, Washington, D.C.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, Washington, D.C.
  • Veterans Administration, VA Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Fort Gordon Army Base, Augusta, Georgia

“Thank you for your presentation at the Blaustein Pain Grand Rounds entitled “Preventing Compassion Fatigue While Providing Compassionate Care”. You did a superb job! I believe you sensed the rapt attention of the audience and clearly your talk touched their hearts and minds. This was an extraordinarily important topic and your talk gave us a moment to reflect on our roles in helping patients with vital issues in their lives. I believe your talk brought about a renewal of energy and a more healthy regard for what we are able to do with our patients.”

James N. Campbell, M.D.Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery

“On behalf of the entire staff at CME LLC, I would like to thank you for participating in the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress. Your contribution was greatly appreciated and added greatly to the success of the conference.”

Carol R. Duba, BSN, RN, MA,US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress

“Phenomenal speaker . . . Your session was extremely well received by our attendees with a perfect score of 5 out of 5, with 5 meaning excellent. . . Great presentation . . . so appreciated your sense of humor.”

The ICCA Steering CommitteeIndiana Collaborate Conference on Aging

“On behalf of the New York Chapter ACEP’S Education Committee and Board of Directors, I want to personally thank you for your contribution to the Practice Management Symposium. The success of this symposium is directly related to our ability to attract nationally recognized faculty, such as yourself. Your lecture was an integral part of the total education experience.”

Joseph P. MarkhamAmerican College of Emergency Physicians

“Barbara, only compassion hearts change the world and yours is one.”

Paul Quinnett, Ph.D.President and CEO, The QPR Institute, Inc.

“Thank you for your outstanding presentation at our 2008 Annual Nurse Leadership Conference. Over 200 nurses and administrators were gracious in their evaluation comments . . . Your enthusiasm for long-term care and the sharing of best practices and personal stories were highlighted remarks by many attendees.”

LuMarie Polivka-WestSr. Vice President & Chief of Clinical Services, Florida Health Care Association

“Thank you again for your wonderful presentation at The Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital. I gained many new and valuable insights from your analysis of traumatic grief and loss.”

Roger Borichewski, MSW, LCSW,Director of Social Services, Division of Mental Health Services

“Thank you for agreeing to speak at our annual spring conference in Destin Fl. It was the highlight of the conference for many attendees.”

Alicia E. Hall, RN, MAExecutive Director, Alabama Psychiatric Society

“Thank you for your wonderful presentation at the NY State Adult Abuse Training Institute. Your presentation on worker resiliency was stimulating and enlightening. I can't count the number of times that an attendee told me how much they enjoyed you and your presentation.”

Geoff RogersBrookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity, Hunter College

“Barbara is, well, FABULOUS! She was able to tailor a program to fit our time limitations and specific needs. Her enthusiasm is contagious and every one of the attendees raved about her her compassion and wit. I have yet to interact with a presenter who is willing to do more and be more flexible than Barbara. It was simply a wonderful and meaningful two day event which we hope to host again soon.”

Chaplain Danny L. TomlinsonMcLane Children's Hospital

“The information you provided was so valuable. We thank you for your dedication and service to this organization . . . it was such a joy to have you speak as one of our faculty members.”

Alabama Psychiatric Society

“Your evaluations are PHENOMENAL! Thank you for being such a great asset to our Mesilla Valley Hospice Annual Conference. So many of the evaluations say "best conference yet!" We are very grateful to have had you present. I also can't tell you how much we appreciated having you not only do the keynote presentation but the two breakout sessions, as well. No other keynote has ever offered that for us and we know the information you shared was so incredibly valuable.”

April T. AnayaMarketing Coordinator, Mesilla Valley Hospice

“Your workshop day was absolutely the most fulfilling and special event we could have hoped for. You demonstrate the valuable compassion that drives such dedication.”

Catherine VestraciRN, Hospice of Charles County, Inc.

“In the 5 years that we have been doing the Annual Virginia Harkness Sawtelle Lecture at Mountainside, you are absolutely the best. Thank you. We got the biggest attendance and the most positive response. Everyone simply enjoyed your presentation. The doctors who did not get copies of the handouts are demanding them. Again, please accept my most sincere appreciation.”

Jose P. Barba, M.D.Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, HackensackUMC Mountaside

“Your 6-hour program engaged the audience, provided a tremendous amount of useful information as well as ideas, and left participants wanting more. You are such a talented instructor with an energy level that is contagious!”

Lynne WeinbergLCSW, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern Arizona, Inc.

“Thank you again for giving a presentation at the Supportive and Palliative Care Conference yesterday. Your presentation was very well received. I hope we will cross paths again in the near future.”

Rudolph M. Navari, M.D., Ph.D.Director, Notre Dame Cancer Institute

“Your skill and expertise in facilitating the online discussion was much appreciated. . . Your enthusiasm and ability to motivate the field has added value to the forum and has significantly increased dialogue on victims.”

John GillisU.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

“As Senior Producer of Real Life with Mary Amoroso, I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Barbara Rubel for 5 years. When she first appeared on the show, she had the singularly difficult challenge of talking about the suicide of her father while she was pregnant with triplets. We are always amazed at how Barbara’s television presence makes viewers comfortable enough to share their stories of love and loss and often their tears. We at Real Life can say with certainty that Barbara Rubel makes a difference in our viewer's lives and helps them cope with the real sadness and depression of losing a loved one”

Lisa SpagnuoloSenior Producer, Real Life with Mary Amoroso

“On behalf of the National Association of Social Worker's, Wisconsin Chapter, I want to thank you for your workshop, PTSD in Abused Mothers and Compassion Fatigue at our 2008 conference. Outstanding job! a few comments from participants, "A lot of fun and informative" "Her humor is super" "Great wealth of information" "Would be the fabulous keynote on a variety of topics she's skilled in.”

Marc Herstand, MSW, CISWExecutive Director, NASW WI Chapter

“Your General Session program was the most talked about one of the entire 2007 National Conference in Las Vegas.”

Ron RomanoDirector of Operations and Professional Services, National Assisted Living Nurses Association

“We are so fortunate that we received a speaker like yourself! So many people still talk about your presentation and actually suggested that we should provide fidgets like in your workshop.”

Cynthia TobinProject Specialist, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

“On behalf of Nebraska Health Care Association, thank you for traveling to Nebraska and sharing your vast knowledge.”

Connie WagnerDirector or Education and Health Services, NHCA

“Thank you for a truly memorable keynote at our 29th annual COVA conference. The toys were a hit and attendees left with much needed tools to improve their wellness.”

Nancy LewisExecutive Directive COVA, Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

“You are a wonderful speaker, instructor, motivator that brings your educational, personal and work experience into the workshop. You are one of my mentors in suicide prevention as well as bereavement. I think it would be a wonderful learning experience if one day I could job shadow you on some of your work so that I could add to my suicide prevention and bereavement tool kit.”

Larry McNabb, MRCCRC Kentucky Office for the Blind, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainer

“Barbara speaks with compassion, energy, and humor. If you are interested in a refreshing change from the usual presentations, Barbara is certainly worth considering.”

Mass Bay ChapterAmerican Nephrology Nurses Association

“I would like to tell you what a great seminar you gave at the St. John Neumann’s Center for the Diocese of Metuchen. Not only are you well educated in your material, but you present it in such an interesting and down to earth manner.”

Donna J. WeberSt. Thomas of the Apostle

“I must tell you, in all sincerity, that of all the workshops I have attended, yours was by far, the one that most impressed me. Your knowledge coupled with your varied experiences makes you an outstanding presenter. What sets you far and above others is your rare gift of being able to develop such a high degree of rapport with your audience. Few speakers ever achieve this level.”

Gwen Louise BatesBereavement Counselor, St. John’s Hospicecare

“Thank you for your participation in our Annual Convention & Trade Show. The event was a great success and largely due to your excellent presentation! Our members are tough critics but we heard so many positive remarks.”

Melodie Van DorenAssociate Director of ALF/RCF Services, Oregon Health Care Association

“Our attendees at the 10th Annual Wyoming Victim Services Conference are just raving about how much fun your presentation was . . . Thank you for making our conference a success.”

Brandy FinleyWyoming Office of the Attorney General

“Thank you for your wonderful presentation to our Bereavement Facilitators at our Bereavement Enrichment Program. The delicate manner in which you handled such a very difficult topic was very special.”

Ingrid SeunarineDirector, Bereavement Services, Bereavement Ministry

“I have heard so many positive comments on your presentation at Cox Health. The staff that attended felt that the program was of great benefit, both personally and professionally.”

Susan Sloan, RNC, BSN, HNCClinical Educator, Cox Health