2015 annual conference

Conference Faculty and Their Organizations

Kelly Arora, PhD
Vice President for Center Resources, Samaritan Institute

Chaplain Mark Bartel, MDiv, BCC
Manager of Spiritual Care, Arnold Palmer Medical Center

Jennifer Cacioppo, LCSW
Palliative Care Social Worker, Tampa General Hospital

The Rev. William C. Cantrell, MDiv, BCC
Associate Director of Chaplaincy, VA Mental Health & Chaplaincy

Toni Cipriano-Steffens, MA
Senior Research Professional, Department of Medicine,University of Chicago

Benjamin Corn, MD
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Life’s Door-Tishkofet

David Cotton, MA, MDiv
Manager, Pastoral Care, Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director, International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Susan Donham, PBCC
Assistant Program Manager – Chaplain, the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish)

Stacy Doumas, MD
Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry, Jersey ShoreUniversity Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Laura B. Dunn, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gloria Hubner Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology
Director of Psycho-Oncology, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD
Founder and Director, The Jewish Chaplaincy
Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Division of Family Medicine

Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Professor and Director, Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope

The Rev. David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Senior Director, Chaplaincy Services and Clinical Education, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

George Fitchett, DMin, PhD, BCC
Professor and Director of Research, Department of Religion,Health and Human Values, Rush University

Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, DMin, BCC
Chief Chaplain, Mount Sinai Health System
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Rev. George Grant, PhD, ACPE Supervisor
Executive Director, Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare

Rev. Eric J. Hall, MDiv, MA
President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTM

The Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Director, Health Services, Research and Quality, HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTM

Trace Haythorn, PhD
Executive Director, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

The Rev Jakob Hero, MDiv, MA
Palliative Care Chaplain Fellow, Tampa General Hospital

The Rev. Denise Hess, MA, MDiv, BCC-HPCC, MFTI
Palliative Care Chaplain, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center

Jennifer James, MSW, MSSP
Doctoral Student in Sociology at UCSF

Allison Kestenbaum, MA, MPA, BCC
ACPE Supervisor, Center for Pastoral Education,Jewish Theological Seminary

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Senior Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Timothy James Ledbetter, DMin, BCC
Director of Community Outreach, The Chaplaincy, Richland

Deborah B. Marin, MD
Director, Department of Spiritual Care and Education,Mount Sinai Health System

Helen B. McNeal, BBA
Executive Director, Institute for Palliative Care at California State University San Marcos

The Rev. Paul Nash, MA, MA
Senior Chaplain, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK

Jason A. Nieuwsma, PhD
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University

Shelia O’Mara, MDiv
Chaplain Consultant at VA Mental Health & Chaplaincy/Retired Navy Chaplain

Brendon Ozawa-de Silva, DPhil, MTS
Associate Professor of Psychology, Life University, Research Fellow, Emory-Tibet Partnership

The Rev. Brenda Presha, MDiv, BCC, CT
Staff Chaplain, NICU, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Blasé Polite, MD, MPP
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago

Christina M. Puchalski, MD, FACP
Founder and Director, the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish)

Myra Rolfes, MN, BSN, RNC-NIC
Staff Nurse, Clinical Leader, NICU, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The Rev. Amy Santamaria, MDiv
Palliative Care Chaplain, Tampa General Hospital

Vanshdeep Sharma, MD
Medical Director, Department of Spiritual Care and Education, Mount Sinai Health System

The Rev. Christina Shu, MDiv
Lead Interfaith Chaplain, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Karen E. Steinhauser, PhD
Health Specialist, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center

The Rev. Amy Strano, MDiv
Vice President, Programs and Services, HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTM

The Rev. Dr. John Swinton, BD, PhD, RMN, RNMD
Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Howard Tuch, MD
Director of Palliative Care, Tampa General Hospital


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