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...
Founding Nurse
Marie Bainbridge
Founding Nurse, Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient
Founding Nurse
Sheila Lozier
Founding Nurse, Army Veteran
In Memoriam of Founding Nurse, Shakuntala Desai
Founding Nurse

Board of Directors & Council Chairs

Board President
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Angela Snyder

Director of QA, BAYADA Home Health Care

Board Vice-President
Des Moines, Iowa
Leann Thrapp

VP of Clinical Services, EveryStep Care and Support Services

Ocala, FL
Mary Ellen Poe

Hospice CEO (Ret.)

Board Member & Fund Development Council Chair
Ocala, FL
Jessica McCune

Hospice of Marion County
Director of Bereavement Services

Board Member
Newark, Delaware
Diane Jones

SW, VA Consultant Hospice Veteran Partnership (Ret.)


Board Member
Tierra Verde, Florida
Janet Perez-Stringfellow

Volunteers of America, President & CEO (Florida Chapter)

Co-Chair Research & Quality Improvement Council
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Abi Katz D.O., M.S

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Leadership Ambassadors

Mechanicsburg, New Jersey
Kathi Burkhart MSN, APN-C, FAANP

Lyons New Jersey VA Healthcare System

Fresno, California
William Kissee SR

Chaplain, Counselor, AseraCare, Vietnam Veteran
California HVP

Princeton, Indiana
Sue Gipson RN, CHPN

Kindred Hospice
Pres Hospice Veteran Partnership Indiana

Springfield, Oregon
Gordon Ruddick

PeaceHealth Medical Center 

Kansas City, Missouri
Stephanie Turner RN

Kansas City Hospice

Dandridge, Tennessee
Ralph Ozmun

US Navy Veteran

United Kingdom
Catherine Tye RN

Occupational Health & Safety Consultant

Omaha, Nebraska
Kelly Keller

BSW, MA Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
Endless Journey Hospice

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Larry Burg

VA Peer Support Counselor/US Navy Veteran


Bradenton, Florida
Louise Sutherland-Hoyt

Past Pres - FMHCA
Program Dir-My Warrior's Place

Indianapolis, Indiana
Sara Thompson, GM, Licensed Funeral Director

Indiana Funeral Care


Zug, Switzerland
Sandra Ulrich

CAS Spiritual Care, Palliative Counseling




Indian Harbor Beach, Florida
Christine Croskey

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

St. Louis, Missouri
Angela Sipe M.J., CHPCA

Nurses and Company

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

Founder, Vanguard Veteran Ohio

Washington, DC
Kathy Bixby RN, MSN, Caritas Coach

Washington DC VA Medical Center

LaFayette, Louisianna
Twanda Amos, Hospice Chaplain

Hospice of Acadiana
Lafayette, Louisiana

Great Meadows, New Jersey
John Drinkard

Chaplain, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Vietnam Veteran

Tomah, Wisconsin
Mary Rezin, RN

Founder-The Hospice Touch, Tomah Memorial Hospital


Tomah, Wisconsin
Lisa Mueller, RN, BSN


Kearney, Nebraska
Lisa Follmer, SW

Provisional Licensed Mental Health Worker, Bereavement Coordinator
AseraCare Hospice

Princeton, Indiana
Bruce Gipson

Vietnam Veteran

Pana, Illinois
Roger Swim

Vietnam Veteran
Quad County Hospice
Pana Community Hospital


Bend, Oregon
Alison Perry, MS, LPC

Founder, Executive Director-Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

Slaughter, Louisianna
Leslie Lofton RN

Louisiana VA Healthcare System

Jamestown, Rhode Island
Melissa Mastrostefano LCSW

Nevada, Iowa
Sally Daub


Louisville, Tennessee
Janet Guess

Trainer - Service Corporation International

St. Petersburg, Florida
Nancy Weil

Founder of The Laugh Academy

Laguna Woods, California
Carol Swim, PhD

Transpersonal Counciling