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Professional Education Committee Members

2018 Professional Education Committee

Joan Harrold, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM
Medical Director/Vice President of Medical Services
Hospice & Community Care
Lancaster, PA  

Amy Kitsembel, M. Ed.
Aspirus Comfor Care and Hospice Program
Wausau, WI

James Ellis, Ed.D, CT
St. Elizabeth Hospice
Edgewood, KY

Jodi Lynam, BSN, RN, CHPN
Ambercare Corporation
Albuquerque, NM

Ex Officio
Edo Banach President and CEO
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Alexandria, VA


Patricia McGee, MSN, NE-BC
UPMC Susquehanna Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care
Williamsport, PA

Ex Officio
Jan Jones 
President & CEO
The Elizabeth Hospice
Escondido, CA

Ann Moore, DO
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home
Fort Wayne, IN 

Thais Armstrong, BA
Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County
Everett, WA 

Cindy Morgan, AND, BSN, MSN, CHPN, CHC, LNC
AHHC of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

Samantha Bechtel, LISWS, ACHPSW, GCC
Stein Hospice Services Inc.
Sandusky, OH

Clevis Parker, MD, MHA
Hospice of Yuma
Yuma, AZ 

Courtney Butler, LCSW, MPH
Kindred Hospice
Atlanta, GA

Joel Policzer, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
VITAS Healthcare
Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Tracee Capron, RN, BS, EDU, MAOL
Hospice of the Red River Valley
Fargo, ND 

Gregory Ryan, D.Min
Hospice of Lake Cumberland
Somerset, KY

David Carper, MDiv, BCC
Bluegrass Care Navigators
Lexington, KY 

Stefani Sackinger, BS|
Benton Hospice Service
Corvallis, OR

Jason Clamme, BA, MPA
Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Wilmington, NC 

Jennifer Stonebrook, MSHS, CHPCA
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Cleveland, OH

Alicia Coterillo-Ferguson, MBA
Valor HospiceCare, LLC
Tucson, AZ 

NCHPP Representative
Melinda Graham Gruber, MBA
Caring Circle
Saint Joseph, MI 

Nancy Dunn, RN, MS, CT
New Orleans, LA 

Council of States Representative
Lisa Vaden

Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

Mike Fleming, BA
Amedisys, Inc.
Chandler, AZ

Pediatrics/ChiPPS Representative
Jody Chrastek, RN, DNP, CHPN

Fairview Home Care and Hospice
Minneapolis, MN 

Eric Gernert
Aseracare Hospice
Fort Smith, AR 

Staff Liaison|
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Alexandria, VA

Karen Hall
Community Hospice, Inc.
Modesto, CA 

Steve Gardner, MPA, PAHM
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Alexandria, VA

Cheryl Harrington, MSN/MHA
Hospice of Siouxland
Sioux City, IA

Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, CHC, LNC
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Alexandria, VA

Mary Jones, BSW
Hospice and Palliative Care of Saint Lawrence Valley, Inc.
Potsdam, NY

Administrative Support
Lynelle Williams-Halsey
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Alexandria, VA

Lynne Kaufman, RN, BSN
Brookings Hospital Hospice
Brookings, SD