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Michele Neff Hernandez- CEO of Soaring Spirits International

Michele Neff Hernandez is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soaring Spirits International, a non-profit organization providing peer support programming for widowed people worldwide. Michele is the author of Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself after Grief or Trauma set for publication by New World Library in February of 2022. Her passion for supporting widowed people and the power of integration fuels her presentations and her community activism.
Michele has received a local, state, and national recognition for her work in founding Soaring Spirits, including a letter of recognition from the Vice President Joe Biden and being named a 2021 Top Ten 2021 CNN Hero. Michele’s work is featured in an upcoming AppleTV docuseries, slated for release in the spring of 2022. She resides in Simi Valley, California and shares her life with her three amazing kids, their awesome partners, her grand-cats, and one very Australian husband.