Empty Arms Bereavement

Meet Our Support Group Facilitator and Peer Companion: Marisa Pizii!

My name is Marisa Pizii, and I have lived in the Pioneer Valley for 11 years. I first met Carol in a MotherWomen training in 2009. In 2010, I ended my pregnancy with my son, Josiah, due to a difficult prenatal diagnosis.

I’m thrilled to join the Empty Arms facilitator team and support families, especially those who have Terminated for Medical Reasons. I believe strongly in the supportive nature of community, and the power of this work in building support and healing. Community is at the heart of healing, and it was at the heart of my own healing journey.

I previously served as the Program Director for the Prison Birth Project, and I am currently the Deputy Director of Programs for Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP).

Marisa is a co-facilitator for our Termination for Medical Reasons Support Group and our People of Color Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group.