Since 2007, Sue Boucher has been the International Information Officer for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN). She sits on the boards of the Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children in Durban and the South African National Children’s Palliative Care Network (PATCH-SA). She has authored numerous teacher resource materials and children’s reading books, including Sunflower
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore is researcher and professor at Arizona State University whose nearly 40 studies in the area of traumatic infant and child death have been published nationally. She founded the MISS Foundation, an international organization for grieving parents with 75 outreach centers around the world, in 1996 after the death of her fourth child.
An Australian Badger Faculty of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health Medical Oncologist and palliative care physician Former President, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Advocate for the Global Access to Pain Relief Cyclist, occasional guitarist Have met three great women in care of the Dying: _Mother Teresa, Dame Cecily Saunders
Dr. Katie Eastman has held a series of mental health related positions working with children and families, culminating in work with seriously ill and dying children and most recently adults with Cancer. She attended Boston University School of Theology and The University of Houston School of Social Work and acquired a Doctorate in Child Psychology.
Deborah Grassman: The country’s foremost expert on veteran’s affairs involving hospice. Deborah Grassman is a Nurse Practitioner. Her career at Bay Pines VA in St. Petersburg, Florida lasted for nearly 30 years, where she was the Director of the Hospice program and personally took care of 10,000 dying veterans. She recently retired from the VA
Jennifer Hale is the Executive Director for the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. With more than 20 years experience as a clinician and health care manager, Jennifer leverages her knowledge of healthcare delivery and trends in regulatory matters to improve visibility of the organization at a variety of stakeholder tables including Georgia’s Department of
Nancy Hinds was a missionary nurse in the West Indies, Nigeria and Uganda. Married to an Irish Missionary physician, they had 3 sons. After caring for her husband and mother dying with cancer, her path led her into the care of the terminally ill for the last 32 years. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was a mentor and
Eric Ellsworth Hipple is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 1980 NFL Draft. A quarterback from Utah State, Hipple played in ten NFL seasons for the Lions in the 1980’s. As a result of his fifteen-year-old son’s suicide in 2000, Hipple chose
Dr. Heidi Horsley is a licensed psychologist and social worker, and is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Open to Hope Foundation. Heidi is in private practice in Manhattan. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. An internationally known grief expert, author, and bereaved sibling, Heidi co-hosts the syndicated internet radio
Dr. Gloria Horsley MFT CNS Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Open to Hope Foundation the world’s largest multi media web based resource for the bereaved. Dr. Gloria co-hosts, with her daughter Dr. Heidi, the cable television series “Grief Relief” and an Internet radio show. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi have authored a number
A graduate of MIT and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Joseph is board-certified in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine as well as Chronic and Acute Pain Management. A Physician Executive, Inventor, and Entrepreneur, he has served as a director, trustee, consultant or advisory board member for dozens of organizations, ranging from hospitals to start-ups to Fortune
Dr. Stacy Orloff is the Vice President of Palliative Care and Community Programs at Suncoast Hospice. She has served on several national task forces and presented at many national conferences. She has almost 25 years of experience in hospice and palliative care. Stacy is published in peer reviewed journals, authored or co-authored numerous book chapters,
Natasha Pedersen is the founder and CEO of the only Nordic Organization working on palliative care for children. She has is educated as a pastor and health care professional in Norway. Natasha is currently working on formalizing the first Norwegian national pediatric palliative care guidelines.
Paul Quilliam is the Cofounder and Executive Director of Queensland Kids – formed to establish Hummingbird House as only the third children’s hospice in Australia. He was the founding Board Chair when Queensland Kids incorporated in February 2011. Paul has been a leading educator and IT administrator in the independent education sector for almost two
Lanise Shortell is a RN, CHPPN (certified hospice and palliative pediatric nurse) with The Children’s program of Hospice Atlanta. Her passion is educating parents on importance of palliative care in the quality of life for their children. She loves spending time with her family and their adorable dog, Colby.
Irene Smith is Founder and Director of Everflowing, a Project devoted to educating the health care community in mindful touching as an integral component to end of life care. In service to the dying for over three decades Irene continues to teach, consult in the development of hospice massage programs, create educational resource materials and
Karla Wheeler co-heads the Public Relations & Marketing Committee for the Open to Hope Foundation. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she is Founder and President of Quality of Life Publishing Co., a national publishing firm specializing in grief support books and a growing number of publications to help hospices provide their multidisciplinary care. Quality