We exist to help twins who have lost their twin.

The Twinless Twins Support Group International™ (TTSGI) provides a safe and compassionate community for twinless twins to experience healing and understanding. TTSGI also provides support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death at any age. We provide support to twinless twins through regional meetings, national conferences, and educational resources. As a community of grieving twins, we shed light on difficult questions unique to twin loss.

Click here to find answers to commonly asked questions about TTSGI.

The late Dr. Raymond Brandt, twin to Robert, founded TTSGI™ in 1987, in an effort to support hurting twinless twins around the globe. Click here to learn more about our founder.

Who We Are

WE ARE AN ORGANIZATION MADE UP OF TWINS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR TWIN. MEMBERS AT DIFFERENT STAGES IN THEIR BEREAVEMENT LISTEN TO EACH OTHER AND REACH OUT IN THE SPIRIT OF “HEALING BY HELPING OTHERS.” WE FOCUS ON HEALING AND SHARING OUR TWINSHIP WITH THE BELIEF THAT “ONCE A TWIN, ALWAYS A TWIN.” HOPE CAN BE RENEWED FOR THE FUTURE.

Our Leadership

Michelle Getchell
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MICHIGAN

Lea Eriksen
PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBER, CALIFORNIA

Jan Konya-Grabill
VICE PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBER, OHIO

Matt Vierling
SECRETARY, BOARD MEMBER, TEXAS

Ray Boyle
TREASURER, CANADA

Alyssa Pratt
BOARD MEMBER, OKLAHOMA

Ruth Selig
EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER, WASHINGTON DC

Beverley Smyk
BOARD MEMBER, CANADA

Larry Adams
BOARD MEMBER, NORTH CAROLINA

Ed Echeverria
BOARD MEMBER & REGIONAL COORDINATOR, CALIFORNIA

Judith Olson
BOARD MEMBER, TEXAS

Joyce Blade
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, ILLINOIS

Joan Angelis
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, MINNESOTA

Jessica Wickey
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, FLORIDA

Margaret Gron
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, LOUISIANA

Jake Yurich
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, COLORADO

Carolyn Shane
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, NEW YORK

Patricia Wilbee-Matesic
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, CANADA

Garry Rayno
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, NEW ENGLAND

Michael Karbeling
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, MARYLAND

Janet Baird
INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATE, UNITED KINGDOM

Paul Heiden
REGIONAL AMBASSADOR

You are not alone. Once a twin, always a twin.

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