J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, President and CEO, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Dr. Schumacher has more than 30 years experience in hospice and palliative care administration. Since 2002, he has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), which is the largest nonprofit leadership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the world. In 2003, he was appointed as the President and CEO of NHPCO’s subsidiary organization, the National Hospice Foundation. He became the President of FHSSA (originally the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa) in 2004. He also became the President of The Hospice Action Network in 2007.
From 1989 until he joined NHPCO in 2002, Dr. Schumacher served as the President and CEO of The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care,
Dr. Schumacher is a licensed clinical psychologist in
Galen Miller is the Executive Vice President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Immediately prior to joining NHPCO, Galen served as Vice President of Professional Services (Professional Education, Membership, Corporate Relations, Marketing/Customer Service, Business Advancement, Health Information Services, Executive Education, Minority Training and Meeting Services) for the American Association of Health Plans in
Galen holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his MS from the College of Business Administration at Utah State University, Logan, UT, and his Doctorate in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has served in state administrative roles for the Nebraska Department of Education and the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. Galen also has experience as a secondary classroom teacher, and as a member of the faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and has held both faculty and administrative appointments at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA.