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...
Executive Director
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...
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.

Board of Directors

Mountville, Pennsylvania
Angela Snyder

Division Director, Bayada Healthcare System

West Des Moines, Iowa
Leann Thrapp

Executive Director, WesleyLife Home Health and Hospice

Board Member
Marie Bainbridge

Vietnam Veteran, Founding Nurse

Board Member
Woodville, Alabama
Sheila Lozier

Founding Nurse

Board Member
Tierra Verde, FL
Janet Stringfellow

Volunteers of America, President & CEO (Florida Chapter)

Board Member
Dr. Luann Brown

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

Leadership Ambassadors

New Jersey
Kathi Burkhart MSN, APN-C, FAANP

Lyons New Jersey VA Healthcare System

Washington, DC
Kathi Bixby RN, MSN, CHPN

Washington, DC VA Healthcare System

United Kingdom
Catherine Tye RN

Occupational Health & Safety Consultant

Fresno, California
William Kissee SR

Chaplain, Counselor, Asera Care, Vietnam Veteran

New Jersey
John Drinkard

Chaplain, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Vietnam Veteran

Princeton, Indiana
Sue Gipson RN, CHPN

Clinical Liaison of Veteran Affairs for SouthernCare

Kansas City, Missouri
Stephanie Turner RN

Kansas City Hospice

Princeton, Indiana
Bruce Gipson

Vietnam Veteran

Leslie Lofton RN

Louisiana VA Healthcare System

Tomah, WI
Lisa Mueller RN

Jamestown, RI
Melissa Mastrostefano LCSW

Zanesville, Ohio
Becky Joseph RN CHPN

Nevada, Iowa
Sally Daub


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

Founder, Vanguard Veteran Ohio

Sandra Ulrich

CAS Spiritual Care

Grief Counselor

Author & Presenter

Palliative Counseling TZZ

Board Member of Palliative Zug (Kt. Zug, Switzerland)

Education & Research Council Soul Injury®, USA