Biographical Information:
Dates in Ridgefield: 1991-2004

author, sales management

Prior to becoming a caregiver to and advocate for those who are facing the end of life, Donna M. Authers had a business career in marketing and sales management for 30 years, retiring in 1991. Two years after moving to Ridgefield, she began doing full-time volunteer work, eventually specializing in helping others learn how to dispel their fear of death and the dying process. To that end, she has written a book, A Sacred Walk, to provide emotional support to people with life-threatening illnesses, as well as to their families and friends.

A Sacred Walk: Dispelling the Fear of Death & Caring for the Dying, 2008