Meet the Team

Founder
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
Co-Founder
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
Vietnam Veteran, Founding Nurse
Founding Nurse
Sheila Lozier
Founding Nurse
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

Board President
Mountville, Pennsylvania
Angela Snyder

RN, MSN, MHA
Division Director, Bayada Healthcare System

Board Vice-President
Des Moines, Iowa
Leann Thrapp R

RN, MA, CHPCA
VP of Clinical Services, EveryStep Care and Support Services

Board Member
Ocala, FL
Jessica McCune

RN, LMHC
Hospice of Marion County
Director of Bereavement Services

Board Member
Newark, DE
Diane Jones

SW, VA Consultant Hospice Veteran Partnership (Ret.)


 

Treasurer
Ocala, FL
Mary Ellen Poe

MSA, BS, RN
Hospice CEO (Ret.)
 

Board Member
Tierra Verde, FL
Janet Perez-Stringfellow

Volunteers of America, President & CEO (Florida Chapter)



Leadership Ambassadors

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Abi Katz D.O., M.S

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Laguna Woods, CA
Carol Swim

Indian Harbor Beach, FL
Christine Croskey

CRNA

Springfield, OR
Gordon Ruddick

MDiv.
PeaceHealth Medical Center 

Omaha, NE
Kelly Keller

BSW, MA Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
Endless Journey Hospice
 

Fond du Lac, WI
Larry Burg

VA Peer Support Counselor/US Navy Veteran

 

Bradenton, FL
Louise Sutherland-Hoyt

LMHC, CCMHC, NCC, MAC
Past Pres - FMHCA
Program Dir-My Warrior's Place
 

Dandridge, Tennessee
Ralph Ozmun

US Navy Veteran
 

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

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

Nurses & Company: Home 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

Caregiver