Dr. Denise Rollins lives her purpose every day by helping people maximize their results.
She accomplishes that via the intersection of her various roles in business and education, including: business partner for the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home; executive director of the Whole Heart Grief & Life Resource Center; and adjunct professor at Frederick Community College. Dr. Denise earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park, a master’s in Thanatology from Hood College, and a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University. Her experience includes 25 years at a Fortune 100 company with leadership roles in accounting, human resources, diversity, training, sales, and consulting.
As a business partner for the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home, Dr. Denise is helping build a new facility and transition to the Rollins Life Celebration Center with a renewed focus of death care and grief care services. At the nonprofit Whole Heart Center, she coaches, consults, facilitates, and leads a team dedicated to helping people learn, grow and heal by using the communication and self-coaching models she developed. As an adjunct professor at Frederick Community College, she enjoys connecting with students to teach courses such as Death & Dying, Small Group Communication, and Public Speaking.
Dr. Denise also serves on the national advisory boards for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and the Autism Bereavement Project.