Staff

Lawrence J. Lincoln, M.D.

A Board Certified Internist (Columbia Medical School) and Infectious Disease Specialist (University of Pennsylvania), Larry is also currently the Medical Director of the Tucson Medical Center (TMC) Hospice Program. After being invited to lead Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five day “Life, Death, and Transition” workshops, Larry began promoting this unique group process through trainings and lectures in Australia and New Zealand as well as in the United States for Dr. Kubler-Ross. Larry also facilitated 5 day “Safe Harbor” workshops for abuse survivors, under the leadership of Sharon Tobin, LCSW.
In 1985, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross encouraged Larry to create the three day “Growth and Transition” program in Tucson, Arizona, under the auspices of the Tucson Medical Center. For close to 25 years, this program has evolved into the current format and process that Larry and Anne, as well as other former staff of The Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center, are now presenting as the Growth and Transition Professional Caregivers Training Program.

Anne Taylor Lincoln, L.P.C.

A Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Approved Supervisor in the state of Arizona, Anne has been in private practice since 1987. Anne specializes in grief and loss, addictions, and family trauma. Anne’s earlier training was in the field of education, teaching elementary school (BSED, The University of Delaware) and parenting their two children, born in 1973 and 1975. She helped create and implement a business model for their three ice cream stores between 1979 and 1984.
In 1985, Anne began staffing workshops, intensives, and trainings for Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Additionally, Anne conducted day long seminars for several treatment centers in Tucson, Arizona and facilitated at the “Safe Harbors” workshops. Currently, Anne is the coordinator and co-leader of the “Growth and Transition/Grief and Loss” Workshops.

Additional Staff:

Sharon J. Burnett, M.F.T., PhD.

Sharon J. Burnett is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in California, specializing in grief, loss, and trauma. With a Masters of Arts in Counseling (California State University) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Southern CA School for Professional Studies), she has been in private practice since 1981. A member of the American Psychological Association, Sharon also serves on the Medical and Counseling Advisory Board for WeSpark Cancer Support Center. Having been trained at the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center, she was invited to staff “Safe Harbors” workshops, as well. Sharon joined the Growth and Transition staff in 2000.

Linda Caravello, L.C.S.W.

Linda Caravello is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arizona with a Masters in Social Work (Arizona Sate University). For 20 years, Linda has worked in the health care field as a hospital social worker, counselor, and manager. For many years Linda ran the Employee Assistance Program at the Tucson Medical Center. Linda has been a facilitator for the Growth and Transition Workshops for over a decade, bringing her extensive experience with both individual grief and loss counseling, as well as her broad knowledge of group facilitation, which, for many years, included the Follow-up Support Group for the Growth and Transition Workshop.

Robert Pontarelli, Certified Life Coach

Robert Pontarelli is a Certified Life Coach (New York University) who began staffing Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’’ “Life, Death and Transition” workshops in the late ’80s. Bob also worked closely with the Jungian analyst Gregg M. Furth, assisting numerous workshops in the interpretation of spontaneous drawings. He trained with the visiting Nurse Service of New York hospice volunteer program, and was a facilitator for “Safe Harbors”. As an independent entrepreneur with successful businesses in NYC, Bob draws on more than two decades of corporate experience with The American Ballet Theatre, where he was responsible for communications, global marketing, and international media relations.

H. Pannill Taylor, Psy. D.

H. Pannill Taylor is a Licensed Psychologist who was Co-Director of Keystone’s Extended Care Unit from 1999 until 2004. With a Master of Counseling (University of Delaware) and a Doctorate in Psychology (Widener University), Pannill provides lectures and workshops throughout the country on sexual compulsivity and trauma. Currently in private practice in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Pannill specializes in trauma, addiction, grief and loss, HIV and terminal illness.

Nancy Mullins, M.A.

Nancy Mullins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Kansas. She has facilitated workshops for over 20 years on grief, loss, trauma and abuse. For 12 years she was a staff member of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center. Nancy has training in Critical Incident Stress Management, and is a partner in Support Sevices for Animal Care Professionals, leading and staffing workshops nationally on “Compassion Fatigue” and “Burnout” for animal care professionals.

Leanne J. Abdnor, MSW

Lea Abdnor has a Masters in Social Work and works as a victim’s advocate in Boulder, Colorado. Specializing in grief and trauma work, she has also been a health care advocate for patients with chronic or terminal illness. For many years, Lea was an advocate for change with a variety of political issues in Washington, DC. She was a staff member of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center.

Roz Leiser, R.N.

Roz Leiser is an Integrative Health and Bereavement Counselor in private practice in San Fransisco, CA. As a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years, Roz specialized in the areas of psychiatry, HIV/AIDS, and Hospice. She was a staff member of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center. Currently, she leads bereavement groups and teaches health care professionals about end of life issues and mind/body healing skills.