Meet the Team

Deborah Grassman
Nurse Practitioner, author in four textbooks, 25 published articles, and four films featuring her work on Soul Injury®, PTSD, Hospice, Veterans, and Caregivers
Pat McGuire
Patricia McGuire is an ADEC-certified bereavement counselor specializing in grief and traumatic loss. Her career at the Department of Veterans Affairs lasted...
Director of Operations
Beverly Kaplan

Beverly is committed to helping people heal. For more than a decade she has served in career roles focused on quality, healing experiences that make a difference in the lives of hurting people.

Director of Memberships
Angela Sipe M.J., CHPCA
Angela Sipe brings 30 years experience in healthcare and business. Her career has spanned from policy development and lobbying health care issues to...

Board of Directors

Founding Nurse
St. Petersburg, FL
Marie Bainbridge

Vietnam Veteran, Founding Nurse

Founding Nurse
Woodville, Alabama
Sheila Lozier

Founding Nurse

Mountville, Pennsylvania
Angela Snyder RN, MSN, MHA

Division Director, Bayada Healthcare System

Des Moines, Iowa
Leann Thrapp RN, MA, CHPCA

VP of Clinical Services, EveryStep Care and Support Services

Board Member
Tierra Verde, FL
Janet Stringfellow

Volunteers of America, President & CEO (Florida Chapter)

Board Member
Tampa, FL
Dr. Luann Brown, PhD

Existential Psychology, MSW in clinical social work, USF School of Social Work Faculty

Leadership Ambassadors

Kansas City, Missouri
Stephanie Turner RN

Kansas City Hospice

Washington, DC
Kathi Bixby RN, MSN, CHPN

Washington, DC VA Healthcare System

New Jersey
Kathi Burkhart MSN, APN-C, FAANP

Lyons New Jersey VA Healthcare System

Fresno, California
William Kissee SR

Chaplain, Counselor, AseraCare, Vietnam Veteran

Princeton, Indiana
Sue Gipson RN, CHPN

Kindred Hospice
Pres Hospice Veteran Partnership Indiana

Zug, Switzerland
Sandra Ulrich

CAS Spiritual Care, Palliative Counseling




Andalusia, Alabama
Mitzi Butler, LCSW

Comfort Care Hospice

United Kingdom
Catherine Tye RN

Occupational Health & Safety Consultant

Ocala, FL
Jessica McCune, RN, LMHC

Hospice of Marion County

Zanesville, Ohio
Becky Joseph, RN, CHPN

Interim Healthcare Hospice
Zanesville, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio
Lt. Col. Kathy Gallowitz (Ret’d)

Founder, Vanguard Veteran Ohio

Twanda Amos, Hospice Chaplain

Hospice of Acadiana
Lafayette, Louisiana

Tomah, WI
Lisa Mueller, RN, BSN


New Jersey
John Drinkard

Chaplain, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Vietnam Veteran

Tomah, Wisconsin
Mary Rezin, RN

Founder of Hospice Touch Tomah Memorial Hospital

Kearney, Nebraska
Lisa Follmer, SW

Provisional Licensed Mental Health Worker, Bereavement Coordinator
AseraCare Hospice

Princeton, Indiana
Bruce Gipson

Vietnam Veteran

Indianapolis, Indiana
Sara Thompson, GM, Licensed Funeral Director

Indiana Funeral Care


Pana, Illinois
Roger Swim

Quad County Hospice

Pana Community Hospital


Bend, OR
Alison Perry, MS, LPC

Founder, Exec Director
Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

Leslie Lofton RN

Louisiana VA Healthcare System

Jamestown, RI
Melissa Mastrostefano LCSW

Nevada, Iowa
Sally Daub