Our Staff

Kate Bowman, LPC

Kate BowmanKate Bowman is a licensed professional counselor for Genesis Grief Support, a service of Genesis Hospice and Genesis Philanthropy. Kate received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Loras College, Dubuque, and Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago.

Possessing a special interest in Hospice, Palliative Care and Behavioral Health, Kate brings two decades of pastoral care and clinical experience to her practice in providing spiritual and psychological care for those who have suffered loss and significant life transitions.

In her practice, Kate focuses on the connection between care of the human spirit and psychological well-being. Kate helps individuals embrace the fullness of the human experience, remaining as a presence of support amidst the suffering of individuals who are seeking meaning. Kate empowers each person to explore opportunities for growth, transformation, and healing.

Lisa Levy, BSN, RN

Lisa LevyLisa facilitates two weekly grief support groups and teaches a monthly grief education course. Lisa has a career in nursing that spans over a decade and has been a Genesis Hospice nurse case manager for half that. Her experience with families at end-of-life and in the community teaching and speaking have encouraged young and old alike in their faith journey, rounding out her ability to support and empower the spirit of those who are grieving.

Rev. Dr. Michael Robinson, Chaplain

Michael RobinsonMichael facilitates a weekly Tuesday evening grief support group, among other bereavement and chaplain duties for Genesis Health System. Michael has extensive experience in grief counseling and group therapy. He has a Doctor of Education and has 44 years of pastoral care experience. He is a certified Grief Recovery specialist. He came to the QCA in 1991 from the deep-south and helps those seeking to find meaning following a loss.

Jon Yarian, Chaplain, ACC

Jon YarianJon served in the U.S. Air Force before earning his Bachelor of Theology and Master in Ministry degrees. Rev. Yarian, non-denominationally ordained, also served 25 years in ministry as a local church pastor before he went on to be certified as a Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Jon, in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, now works full time at Genesis Health System as the lead coordinator for The Grief Support Cooperative, the premier provider of grief support locally. His experience in leadership administration and passion for spiritual care bring a unique perspective to his compassionate care for those suffering from the impact of significant life loss and change.

Grieving the loss of a loved one?

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For immediate support, call Genesis Grief Support at:

(563) 421-5000

Grief Support Blog

  • Normal: Death, Grief, and You

    Normal: Death, Grief, and You

    Normalization of death and grief can be emotionally uncomfortable, yet a beneficial way for us to be empowered to better accept, promote, and understand a normal dying and grieving process.
    June 24, 2017
  • After All That

    After All That

    Genesis Chaplain Lisa Gaston reflects on her own grief journey after losing her mother
    May 26, 2017
  • Where the Grief of Change Finds Help and Hope

    Where the Grief of Change Finds Help and Hope

    As humans, we desire tangible milestones and signs to tell us where the dying person is on their journey.
    April 24, 2017

Other Grief Support Offerings

  • Sep
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Explore the benefit of an introduction to yoga to provide comfort for those experiencing grief.
  • Oct
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Explore the benefit of an introduction to yoga to provide comfort for those experiencing grief.
  • Nov
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Explore the benefit of an introduction to yoga to provide comfort for those experiencing grief.
  • Ongoing
    This is a free support group meeting weekly for women to gather to explore, share, and process feelings and receive comfort and companionship.