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NHPCO Palliative Care Council

For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2018

NHPCO Welcomes Members of its Palliative Care Council

Noted Palliative Care Leaders Join NHPCO Council

(Alexandria, Va) – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to introduce the members of the organization’s Palliative Care Council that has been reconvened under the leadership of NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach, JD. Oversight of Council activities will be facilitated by NHPCO Vice President of Palliative & Advanced Care Lori Bishop, MHA, BSN, RN, CHPN.

“The Palliative Care Council will provide strategic guidance and technical expertise to our organization and members related to the provision of community-based palliative care,” said Banach. “Our entire community will benefit from the expertise and insight from these distinguished professionals who have joined our Palliative Care Council.”

The Council will be integral to setting the direction of NHPCO’s strategy to support provider members as they expand or continue their efforts in the provision of palliative care by assisting with the development of resources and tools related to various models of palliative care delivery, offering recommendations regarding presenters and content of palliative care education, and advising NHPCO regarding palliative care membership and related member offerings.

“One of the things I’m particularly excited about will be working with the Council to identify exemplary programs that will serve as practice examples that will inform the creation of new Palliative Care Toolkits,” said Bishop.

NHPCO will be developing practical tools to help providers implement and sustain community-based palliative care programs. 

The Council will also explore ways NHPCO can support data collection so our palliative programs can demonstrate value to various stakeholders, including consumers, health systems, health plans boards of directors, legislators, and others

NHPCO’s Palliative Care Council:

  • Council Chair
    Balu Natarajan, MD
    Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Rosemont, IL
  • Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA
    CSU Institute for Palliative Care, San Marcos, CA
  • Kathy Brandt, MS
    The KB Group, Washington, DC
  • Charlotte DeSha McLeod, MBA, CHPCA
    Community Hospice, Inc., Modesto, CA
  • Amy Scheu, MSH, CHPCA
    Advocate Hospice, Lombard, IL
  • Cindy Sobel, RN, MS
    Hospice Services of Lake County, Lakeport, CA
  • Brian Jones, DHSc
    SHARE Foundation, El Dorado, AR
  • Kathleen Kerr
    Kerr Healthcare Analytics, Mill Valley, CA
  • Bob Parker, DNP, RN, CENP, CHPN, CHP
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Tanya Steward, MD, MBA, FAAHPM
    UnitedHealthcare Retiree Solutions

NHPCO Staff Liaisons:

  • Lori Bishop, MHA, BSN, RN, CHPN
    Vice President, Palliative & Advanced Care
  • Zinnia Harrison, MHS
    Vice President, Innovation & Inclusion

Learn more about NHPCO’s Palliative Care Resources online.

For those who have suggestions, feedback, or questions for the Council or NHPCO staff about Palliative Care please contact us at palliativecare@nhpco.org.

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Media Contact:
Jon Radulovic
Vice President, Communications
Ph: 703-837-3139

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