Palliative Care Council

Palliative Care Council Roster

2020 Palliative Care Council Roster

Council Chair

Balu Natarajan, HMDC, MD

Seasons HeatlhCare Management, Inc. Rosemont, IL Term 2: 2/1/2020 – 12/31/2021
Vice Chair

Robert Parker, CENP, CHP, CHPN, DNP, RN

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Lockhart, TX Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Mary Bezak

Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation Newton, NJ Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA

CSU Institute for Palliative Care San Marcos, CA Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Bernice M. Burkarth, MD, HMDC, FAAHPM

Merrimack Valley Hospice Lawerence, MA Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Mark Fox, MD, FACP, FAAHOM, HMDC

Kindred at Home Florence, SC Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Jenifer Garner, MSN, AGPCNP, ACHPN

Carroll Hospice Westminster, MD Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Kelley Hall, MSN, FNP-C, CHPN

State of the Heart Care Greenville, OH Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Marisette B. Hasan, BSN, RN

The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care Raliegh, NC Term 1: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020

Marianne Holler, DO

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group Holmdel, NJ Term 1: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020

Tiffany Hughes, ANP-C

Heritage Hospice Texarkana, TX Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Lawrence Kay, MD

Empath Health | Suncoast Hospice Clearwater, FL Term 1: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020

Kathleen Kerr

Kerr Healthcare Analytics Mill Valley, CA Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Ernesto Lopez, BSN, MBA, RN

Hospice of Washington County Hagerstown, MD Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Tesha Mack, ADN, CHPN

Columbus Hospice of GA and AL Columbus, GA Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Medford Mashburn, MD

Mercy Youngstown Palliative Medicine Hospice of the Valley Poland, OH Term 1: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020

John Massone, MD

TRU Community Care Lafayette, CO Term 1: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020

DeSha McLeod

Community Hospice Modesto, CA Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Kurt P. Merkelz, MD

Compassus Brentwood, TN Term 1: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020

Theresa Petrie, RN, BSN

Care Dimensions Danvers, MA Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Amy Scheu

Advocate Hospice Lombard, IL Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Lisa VanderWel

Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care Grand Rapids, MI Term 1: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020

Judy Wooten

Arkansas Hospice North Little Rock, AR Term 1: 2/19/2020 - 12/31/2021
Council of States Representative

Paula Sanders

Georgia Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Stockbridge, GA Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021
Pediatrics Advisory Council Representative

Betsy Hawley, BA, MA

Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition Pittsburgh, PA Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021
Staff Liaison

Lori Bishop, MHA, BSN, RN, CHPN

NHPCO Alexandria, VA