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Sheila Collins

Dr. Sheila K. Collins is an author, keynote speaker, improvisational artist, and performer. Her award-winning book, Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and the Rituals that Heal tells of her journeys with two of her three adult children and her best friend through their life-threatening illnesses and deaths. Using her background as a social work professor, therapist, health care executive, and performance artist, Dr. Collins demonstrates in her presentations, workshops, and consultations how art-based tools have helped her and can help other individuals and organizations get through their toughest challenges. Sheila currently directs an improvisational troupe, Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players that assists non-profits in achieving their noble purpose. She blogs at