Lois Griff was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree at McGill University and her MSW from Columbia University. She has been a social worker since 1984 and has worked for most of her career with the elderly. She was raised in what would be called today a ‘conservadox’ household. She took a mini class on Spirituality, sponsored by UJA and Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. She was inspired by that class and tries to use spirituality and social work techniques as often as possible when working with her clients.