Zaneta M. Gileno, LMSW, CT, began her social work career as a professional in the child welfare system. Her efforts to reunite families and empower parents helped shape her as a practitioner. A graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, Zaneta now serves as Director, Community Based Care for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). As a grief professional and Certified Thanatologist, she offers direct survivor support, ensures the TAPS community of survivors is connected to grief counseling and support groups, and establishes and maintains the network of TAPS own support group model. In addition she oversees internal professional education as well as TAPS professional development offerings. She is also the liaison for TAPS Clinical Advisory Board.