Advisory Committees Members

Advocacy Advisory Committee

Charles W. Fluharty, MDiv
President & CEO
Rural Policy Research Institute

Dr. Kathleen M. Foley
Attending Neurologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Rev. Eric J. Hall, MDiv, MA
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Cheryl Holmes, OAM
Chief Executive Officer
Spiritual Health Victoria, Australia

Amy Melnick, MPA
Executive Director, National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care

William D. Novelli
Distinguished Professor of the Practice, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University

Joseph F. Prevratil
President and CEO, Archstone Foundation

Jim Siegel
Managing Director, Office of the Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Joan M. Teno, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
University of Washington

Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice & Palliative Care OhioHealth

 

Chaplaincy Services Advisory Committee

Dr. D.W. “Donovan,” D.Bioethics, BCC
Director of Mission Leadership
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

The Rev. David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Director of Clinical Pastoral Education
Mount Sinai Health System

Rev. Eric J. Hall, MDiv, MA
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

The Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Director of Health Services, Research and Quality
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Ewan Kelly
Spiritual Care Lead
NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Rev. Paul Nash, MA, MA
Senior Chaplain, Director, Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care,
Birmingham Children's Hospital NHSFT, Birmingham, UK

Christina M. Puchalski, M.D.
Professor, Medicine and Health Sciences, Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Rev. Joep Van de Geer
Hospital Chaplain & Spiritual Care in Palliative Care Consultant
Medical Centre Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Co-chair, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Taskforce on Spiritual Care

The Rev. Sue Wintz, MDiv BCC
Director, Professional and Community Education
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

 

Education Advisory Committee

Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum, BCC, ACPE Associate Supervisor
Coordinator of Chaplaincy and Education
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Wendy Cadge
Professor of Sociology and Chair, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Brandeis University

Brian H. Childs, Ph.D.
Director of Ethics, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

The Rev. Deryck Durston, M.Div, STM
System Director of Spiritual Care and Education Certified Chaplain Educator, Ochsner Health System

Chaplain Bruce D. Feldstein, M.D.
Director, The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

The Rev. David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Director of Clinical Pastoral Education
Mount Sinai Health System

Dall Forsythe
Adjunct Professor
NYU Wagner School of Public Service

Catherine F. Garlid, MDiv, BCC
Director of Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education, Maine Medical Center

Rev. Eric J. Hall, MDiv, MA
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

The Rev. Dennis Kenny, D.Min.
Associate Director of Spiritual Care
Cleveland Clinic

Helen B. McNeal
Executive Director, CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Jim Siegel
Executive Vice President
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Elizabeth J Tisdell, EdD
Professor of Adult Education
Penn State University, Harrisburg

Warren E. Wyrostek, M.Ed., M.Div.
Education and Certification Strategist

Rev. Angelika A. Zollfrank
Coordinator, Pastoral Education
Yale New Haven Hospital

 

Palliative Care Advisory Committee

Susan Block, MD
Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Co-Director, HMS Center for Palliative Care, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM
Department Chair, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nessa Coyle RN., PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Ronit Elk, PhD
Research Associate Professor
College of Nursing, University of South Carolina

Rev. Eric J. Hall, MDiv, MA
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Barry M. Kinzbrunner, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

Robert Macedonio, RN
President, Director Patient Services
ACS Home Care

Richard Payne, M.D.
Esther Colliflower Professor of Medicine and Divinity, Duke University and John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics, Center for Practical Bioethics

Michael W. Rabow, MD
Director, Symptom Management Service, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Mary Runge, RN, BSN, MBA
President/CEO
Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care

Thomas J. Smith MD FACP FASCO FAAHPM
Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Martha L. Twaddle MD FACP FAAHPM
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University and Chief Medical Officer, Midwest CareCenter

 

Research Advisory Committee

David B. Case, M.D., MACP, FAHA.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Visiting Lecturer, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Founding Partner, New York Physicians, LLP

Teresa Cutts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Wake Forest School of Medicine

George Fitchett, DMin, PhD
Professor and Director of Research, Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center    

Nathan Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Rev. Eric J. Hall, MDiv, MA
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

The Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Director of Health Services, Research and Quality
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Rev. Brian P. Hughes, BCC, MDiv, MS
Consultant
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

T. David Ito, MA MDiv CFSC
Professor of Clinical Spiritual Care &
Vice-Director, Institute of Grief Care
Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Kenneth I. Pargament, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Bowling Green State University

Leah G. Pope
Senior Research Associate, Substance Use and Mental Health Program
Vera Institute of Justice

Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care & Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center

Lucy Selman, PhD
Qualitative Research Fellow,
Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration,
School of Social and Community Medicine,
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Cicely Saunders International Faculty Scholar,
Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care,
Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College London, London, UK

Shane Sinclair, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cancer Care Research Professorship,
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

Emily Viverette, MDiv
Director and CPE Supervisor,
Department of Faith Health Education
Wake Forest Baptist Health