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
Director of Operations
Beverly Brown

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 & Council Chairs

Board President
Mountville, Pennsylvania
Angela Snyder

Division Director, Bayada Healthcare System

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, DE
Diane Jones

SW, VA Consultant Hospice Veteran Partnership (Ret.)


Board Member
Tierra Verde, FL
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

Marketing & Public Relations Council
Zanesville, Ohio
Becky Joseph, RN, CHPN


Leadership Ambassadors

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, OR
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, 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

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, FL
Christine Croskey

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

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

Nurses & Company: Home Care & Hospice

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

Founder, Vanguard Veteran Ohio

Washington, DC
Kathi Bixby RN, MSN, CHPN

Washington, DC VA Healthcare System

Twanda Amos, Hospice Chaplain

Hospice of Acadiana
Lafayette, Louisiana

New Jersey
John Drinkard

Chaplain, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Vietnam Veteran

Tomah, Wisconsin
Mary Rezin, RN

Founder-The Hospice Touch, Tomah Memorial Hospital


Tomah, WI
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, OR
Alison Perry, MS, LPC

Founder, Executive Director-Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

Leslie Lofton RN

Louisiana VA Healthcare System

Jamestown, RI
Melissa Mastrostefano LCSW

Nevada, Iowa
Sally Daub


Louisville, TN
Janet Guess

Trainer - Service Corporation International

St. Petersburg, FL
Nancy Weil

Founder of The Laugh Academy

Laguna Woods, CA
Carol Swim, PhD

Transpersonal Counciling