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Sponsor, Faculty and Planner Disclosure Information

NHPCO thanks the planners and faculty for their commitment to planning and providing state-of-the-art and robust educational content this conference. NHPCO endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and American Nurses Credentialing Commission (ANCC) which specify that sponsors (i.e. NHPCO) of CE/CME credit disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations. NHPCO has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e. planners and faculty) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they or a spouse/partner have (or have had within the past 12 months) with a commercial interest. (This includes NHPCO, as we disclose all financial support or in-kind support we receive for this activity.)

Sponsor and Disclosure

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA received an educational grant from Delta Care Rx for the Executive Coffee Break.

The Faculty and Planners of the MLC have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty (No Disclosures)

Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, Acevedo Consulting Incorporated, Delray Beach, FL  
Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE, The Kb Group, LLC, Washington, DC  
Jennifer Alig, BSN, RN, MEd, CHPN, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, Phoenix, AZ  
Leanna Anderson, MSW, LICSW, Hospice of the Northwest, Mount Vernon, WA  
James Avery, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAAHPM, Hospice of the Piedmont, Charlottesville, VA  
Corrinne Ball, RN, CPC, CAC, CACO, National Government Services, Indianapolis, IN  
Pamela Barrett, ACSW, FACHE, P Barrett & Associates, LLC, Greensboro, NC  
Betsy Barton, MPH, Transitions LifeCare, Durham, NC  
Rosemary Baughn, MSN, RN, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York, NY  
Samantha Bechtel, LISWS, ACHPSW, GCC, Stein Hospice Service, Inc, Sandusky, OH  
Raymond Belles, NA, BKD CPAs and Advisors, Springfield, MO  
Lois Bentler-Lampe, MS, RN-BC, OSF Home Care Services, Peoria, IL  
Roseanne Berry, MS, RN, R&C Healthcare Solutions, Tempe, AZ
Lori Bishop, RN, CHPN, UnityPoint at Home (formerly Iowa Health Home Care - Intrust), Urbandale, IA  
Brent Brady, MHA, CHPCA, PCC, Compassionate Care Hospice, Eustis, FL  
Kathy Brandt, MS, The Kb Group, Washington, DC  
Larri J. Broomfield, JD, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee, WI
Shayne Brannman, MS, MA, US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Washington, DC
Susan Bruno, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, FL  
Bernice Burkarth, MD, HMDC, Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Treasure Coast Hospice South, Stuart, FL  
Kim Campbell, MA, MHP, Palmetto GBA, Columbia, SC  
Charles Canaan, MPH, RN, APM, CCA, CPC, Palmetto GBA, Columbia, SC  
Amy Cannizzo-Brennan, MSN, RN, Hospice of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL  
Robert M. Castle, Lackey Hershman, LLP, Dallas, TX  
Shauna Chabot, MBA, CFRE, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Annapolis, MD  
Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD, TRT, Silverado Hospice of Houston, Inc, Austin, TX  
Jason Christ, JD, Epstein Becker Green, Washington DC
Lindsay Cole, RN, BSN, DON, Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care Inc, New Port Richey, FL
Geoffrey Coleman, Montgomery Hospice, Rockville, MD  
Ron Cottrell, MBA, Hospice of the Piedmont, Charlottesville, VA  
Jason D'Auria, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Tavares, FL  
Jonathan Davis, FACHE, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA  
Sandy Decker, RN, BSN, CGS Administrators LLC, Des Moines, IA  
Diane Deese, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Chicagoland Central, Chicago, IL  
Melissa DelaCalzada, MBA,The Elizabeth Hospice, Escondido, CA  
Eileen Delrosario, MSN, RN, TrustBridge, West Palm Beach, FL  
Susan DeMoya, MSN, RN, CHPN, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care Corporate Offices, Pueblo, CO  
Jeanne Dennis, MSW, VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, New York, NY  
Dorothy Deremo, RN, MSN, MHSA, FACHE, The Deremo Group, Northville, MI
Elizabeth Dost, RN, Senior Executive Healthcare Consultant; Emerging Healthcare Industries, Taunton, MA  
Michelle Drayton, RN, MPH, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York, NY  
Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, FCA, MAAA, Santa Barbara Actuaries Inc, Santa Barbara, CA  
Amanda Dunnem, CNA, Caring Circle, Buchanan, MI  
Laura E. Ellis, JD, Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC  
Cathy Emmett, PhD, ARNP, ACHPN, Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, FL  
Guillermo Escalona, MDiv, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL  
Mike Fleming, Amedisys Hospice, Chandler, AZ  
Nancy Flowers, MSW, LCSW, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Mount Prospect, IL  
Elizabeth Fowler, MPH, Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, KY  
Robert Friedman, MD, HMDC, FAAFP, FAAHPM, Hospice Austin, Austin, TX  
Deborah Geffen-Jones, AA, NCBF, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Hunt Valley, MD  
Dan George, Palmetto GBA, Columbia, SC  
Melinda Gruber, MBA, Caring Circle, Saint Joseph, MI  
Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA, Spragens & Associates, LLC and Center to Advance Palliative Care, Chapel Hill, NC  
Dan Haire, RN, BSN, CHPN, Hospice of Western Kentucky, Owensboro, KY
Catherine Hamel, MA, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Marriotsville, MD  
George Handzo, MA, MDiv, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network: Caring for the Human Spirit, New York, NY  
Zinnia Harrison, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD  
Irene Henderson, RN, BSN, MSHSA, Tidewell Hospice, Inc, Lakewood Ranch, FL  
Russell Hilliard, PhD, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC, CHRC, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of California, LLC, Rosemont, IL  
Richelle Hooper, MBA, MSN, FNP, ACHPN, Four Seasons, Flat Rock, NC  
Sandra Huster, BA, Covenant Care, Pensacola, FL  
Reid M. Jacobs, MSW, LSW, ACHP-SW, The Denver Hospice, Denver, CO  
Bonnie Jess Lopane, CFRE, Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster, PA
Cristoval Jimenez, RHIA, Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care Inc, Land O Lakes, FL  
Suzi Johnson, MPH, RN , Sharp HospiceCare, La Casa, CA  
Brian Jones, DHSc, CHPCA, Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY  
Janet Jones, RN, BSN, FAAMA, The Elizabeth Hospice, Escondido, CA  
Corey Kennard, MACM, Kingdom Equipping Ministries, Redford, MI  
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA  
J. Russell Kieffer, LCSW, Providence TrinityCare Hospice, Burbank, CA  
Jason Kimbrel, PharmD, BCPS, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, LLC, Dublin, OH, Pharmacy Services
Cozzie King, Springfield, VA  
Joni King, Pride Philanthropy, Cumming, GA
Benjamin Knisely, BA, MSSM, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Sarasota, FL  
Adam R. Konrad, JD/LLM, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee, WI
Phaedra Kunze, The Elizabeth Hospice, Escondido, CA  
Margherita Labson, RN, MS, CCM, CPHQ, CGB, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL  
Steven Lancman, MBA, BSE, Penn Medicine Homecare and Hospice Services, Philadelphia, PA  
Lisa Lapin, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC, Hamden, CT
Charles Lee, MA, MBA, Hospice of Lake & Sumter/Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc, Tavares, FL
J. Cooper Linton, MBA, MSc, Transitions LifeCare, Raleigh, NC  
M. Aaron Little, CPA, BKD CPAs and Advisors, Springfield, MO  
Paul Longenecker, RN, MBA, PhD, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH  
Jacqueline Lopez-Devine, RN, MSN, Hospice of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL
Nora Luna, MEd, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas, NV
Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA  
Dana Lustbader, MD, ProHEALTH Care Associates, Lake Success, NY  
Stan C. Massey, BA, Transcend Hospice Marketing Group, Holland, OH
Cindy Massuda, JD, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD  
Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN, Turn-Key Health, Philadelphia, PA
Deborah McGlauflin, bCRE-Pro, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Pasadena, MD  
Sarah McKinnon, MA, Sarah McKinnon Enterprises, Dallas, TX  
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD  
Diane Meier, MD, Center To Advance Palliative Care Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY  
Zane David Memeger, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA  
Terre Mirsch, MS, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA, Main Line Health Home Care and Hospice, Radnor, PA  
Deborah Mizell, RN, BS, VITAS Healthcare, Lauderhill, FL  
Anne Monroe, MHA, Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, KY  
Bridget Montana, MSN, APRN, FPCN, MBA, Hope HealthCare Services, Fort Myers, FL  
Bill Musick, BS, MBA, CHC, CHPC, Corridor, Honolulu, HI
Debbie Owen, RN, CHPN, Providence TrinityCare Hospice, Torrance, CA
Charles Padgett, RN, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD  
Robert Parker, DNP, RN, CENP, CHPN, Interim Healthcare, Lockhart, TX  
Laura Patel, MD, Transitions LifeCare, Raleigh, NC  
Richard Payne, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC  
Sharon Pearce, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA  
Meg Pekarske, JD, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Madison, WI
Robert Phillips-Plona, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc, Cleveland, OH
Karla Pinkerton, JD, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Madison, WI
Michael Plotzke, PhD, Abt Associates, Saint Louis, MO  
Joel Policzer, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Miami-Dade, Miramar, FL  
Kathy Postiglione, MBA, BSN, CHC, Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care, Inc, Land O' Lakes, FL  
Maryam "Meg" Qayum, MD, Board Certified PM & R Physician, Humble, TX  
Andrew Reed, Multi-View Incorporated Systems, Hendersonville, NC
Jennifer Ritzau, HopeHealth, Providence, RI
Rachel Rogers, MSW, Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, Zephyrhills, FL  
Chris Rollins, MBA, CFRE, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Marlton, NJ
Charlene Ross, MBA, RN, MSN, R&C Healthcare Solutions, Mesa, AZ
Nykesha Scales, MBA, CGS Administrators, LLC, Des Moines, IA  
Sue Lyn Schramm, MA, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA  
Tracie Schwoyer-Morgan, DNP, ANP-BC, Gilchrist Services, Hunt Valley, MD  
Mark Sharp, CPA, BKD CPAs and Advisors, Springfield, MO  
Joseph Shega, MD, VITAS Healthcare, Orlando, FL  
Tim Short, FAAFP, FAAHPM, MD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA  
Lin Simon, PhD, RN, CHPCA, Delaware Hospice, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC, Hamden, CT  
Judith Skretny, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA  
Tim Snyder, Hillcrest Hospice Care, Bellevue, NE  
Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC, CHPCA, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc, Cleveland, OH  
Carol Spence, PhD, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA  
Lynn Stange, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas, NV  
Apollo Townsend Stevens, DNP, RN, Transitions LifeCare, Raleigh, NC  
Donna Stevens, BS, Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown, PA  
Lizabeth Sumner, RN, BSN, MA, ORGL, The Elizabeth Hospice, Escondido, CA  
Susan Swinford, Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, KY
Annette Synder, PhD, MSN, CFNP, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
Patricia Talone, MSPT, Main Line Health Home Care and Hospice, Radnor, PA  
Shirley Thimothee-Paul, RN, MSN, VITAS, Fort Lauderdale, FL  
Dawn A. Tippett, MSW, LCSW-C, CT, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Hunt Valley, MD  
Jeanne Twohig, MPA, Center to Advance Palliative Care Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Missoula, MT  
Kim R. Vesey, RN, MS, CHPN, Ohio's Hospice, Dayton, OH  
Mary Jo Vetter, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York, NY  
Linda Ward, MSW, Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care, Inc, Land O Lakes, FL  
Terri Warren, SW, Providence TrinityCare Hospice, Torrance, CA  
Jamie R. Welton, Lackey Hershman, LLP, Dallas, TX  
Turner West, MPH, MTS, Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, KY  
Tracey Wheatley, RN, CHPN, Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster, PA
Rhonda White, MPH, BSW, CHC, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Tavares, FL
Lori Yosick, LISW-S, CHPCA, Mount Carmel Hospice, Columbus, OH  
Howard Young, JD, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, DC

MLC Planning Committee (No Disclosures)

Wanda Allen, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Thais Armstrong, BA, Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County, Everett, WA
Samantha Bechtel, LISWS, ACHPSW, GCC, Stein Hospice Services Inc, Sandusky, OH
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Emily Bradford, RN, CHPN, VNA of Texas, McKinney, TX
David Carper, M.Div., BCC, Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, KY
David Cherry, CEM, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Gina Councilman, MBA, CHPCA, Hospice of San Angelo, San Angelo, TX
James Ellis, EdD, CT, St Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY
Laurie Farmer, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW, Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Assoc. Inc., Concord, NH
Steven Gardner R., MPA, PAHM, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Melinda Graham, MBA, CFRE, Hospice at Home, Saint Joseph, MI
Suzi Johnson, MPH, RN, Sharp HospiceCare, La Mesa, CA
Mary Jones, BSW, Hospice and Palliative Care of Saint Lawrence Valley, Inc, Potsdam, NY
Deborah Geffen Jones, NCBF, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Hunt Valley, MD
Cathy Gibney, CPA, CGMA, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Marsha Kent, BS, MS, Midland Care Hospice, Topeka, KS
Jonathan Keyserling, JD, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Maurine Kwende, MA M.Ed, PHR CTP, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Christine McMichael, MA, LMHC, Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts, Norwood, MA
Leila Malicoat, BSN, MA, Ed, Optimal Hospice, Fresno, CA
Donna Medina, MS, OSF, Hospice, Peoria, IL
Sarah Meltzer, MPA CFRE, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Carol Spence, PhD, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Jennifer Stonebrook, MSHS, CHPCA, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
Sharon Shackelford-Campbell, CMP, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Judith Skretny, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Jeanne Vogt, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPN, Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown, PA
Tracey Wheatley, RN, CHPN, Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster, PA
Lynelle Williams-Halsey, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
Wendy Worley, BS, MA, Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, Flanders, CT