Board of Directors

 

The Coalition is honored to have a stellar Board of Directors who are committed to advancing and elevating the hospice and palliative care field – nationally, regionally and locally. Our Board members are award winning, visionary thought leaders for our interdisciplinary field…and together are committed to united action. 

Specifically, the Board provides governance and guidance for the Coalition’s strategic focus and activities.

Edo Banach, JD

Board President

President & CEO, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

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“Members of the Coalition share a common vision for the highest quality of care for people facing serious illness and a professional community that supports one another and strives to make access and innovation commonplace within and outside of organizations.”

Virginia Marshall, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN

Board Treasurer

CEO, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)

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 “Through combined efforts, the interdisciplinary partner organizations of the Coalition, are making a significant difference in the specialty of Hospice and Palliative Care.  We are able to accomplish more by working together and supporting each other.”

Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA CAE

Board Secretary

CEO & Executive Director, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

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“This Coalition is the central place where organizations that represent individuals and families with serious illness come together to advance quality palliative and hospice care. We always accomplish more when we work together and are able to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of this incredibly diverse and intelligent group of healthcare leaders.”

Patricia Appelhans, JD

Board Member At Large

CEO, Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)

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“The Coalition serves as a place where individuals from all fields relating to hospice and palliative care can come together and engage in dialogue, share their perspectives and best practices to help the field and their care recipients improve and thrive in one of the most difficult moments of life.”

Brynn Bowman, MPA

Board Member At Large

CEO, Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

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“The Coalition serves as a place where individuals from all fields relating to hospice and palliative care can come together and engage in dialogue, share their perspectives and best practices to help the field and their care recipients improve and thrive in one of the most difficult moments of life.”

R. Sean Morrison, MD

Board Member At Large

Director, National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)

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“The Coalition is a critical contributor to advancing the care of persons living with serious illness and their families. It is the exemplar of diverse organizations working in concert to achieve a shared goal of critical importance to all Americans.”

Jessica Strong

Board Member At Large

Executive Director, Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)

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“The Coalition is a critical contributor to advancing the care of persons living with serious illness and their families. It is the exemplar of diverse organizations working in concert to achieve a shared goal of critical importance to all Americans.”

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