2016 annual conference

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Harvey ChochinovHarvey Max Chochinov, M.D., Ph.D., FRSC
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada


Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPHTracy A. Balboni, M.D., M.P.H
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts



George Fitchett, D.Min., PhDGeorge Fitchett, D.Min., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Research,
Department of Religion, Health and Human Values
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
2016 Pioneer Award Recipient


Carlo Leget, PhDCarlo Leget, Ph.D.
Professor in Ethics of Care
University of Humanistic Studies, Utretch, The Netherlands.


Rev. Kevin Massey, M.Div., BCCRev. Kevin Massey, M.Div., BCC
Vice President, Mission and Spiritual Care
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois



Workshop Speakers


Amy Anderson
Spiritual Counselor, Sunshine Home Health and Hospice

Tracy A. Balboni, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Donna Bottomley, RSW, MSW
ICU Social Worker, Ottawa Hospital

Richard Behers, DMin, BCC
Spiritual Care Program Manager, Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

Rev. William C. Cantrell, M.Div, BCC
Associate Director of Chaplaincy, VA Mental Health & Chaplaincy

Sharon Chistman, Ph.D., R.N.
Profesor & Director of Research, CU School Nursing

Harvey Max Chochinov, M.D., PhD., FRSC
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada

Zorina Costella, D.Min.
Community Liaison/Assistant Director -Chaplain, Department of Spiritual Care and Education
Mount Sinai Health System

Beth Delaney, M.S., R.N., CNS, FNP-BC, OCN, ACHPN
Associate Professor of Nursing-Cedarville University Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner-Dayton Physicians Network

Chaplain Walter W. Dixon, M.Div., BCC
Chaplain, Columbia - New York Presbyterian Hospital

Laura B. Dunn, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gloria Hubner Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology

Erin Emery-Tiburicio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology, Rush University Medical Center

Guillermo Escalona, M.Div
Director, Pastoral Education, Baptist Health South Florida

Elizabeth Fauth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Gerontology Certificate program, Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development, Utah State University

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

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

Rev. David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Mount Sinai Health System

Julie Fletcher, PhD, MPracMin
Ph.D. Candidate, Australian Catholic University

Rev. Sheryl Faulk, M.Div, BCC
Director Spiritual Care, Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s, Community Hospital Long Beach, Saddleback Memorial Laguna Hills, San Clemente, Orange Coast Memorial Fountain Valley

The. Rev. Tina Jitsujo Gauthier, Ph.D.
Chaplain, Children’s’ Hospital of Los Angeles Assistant Professor, University of West

Chaplain Linda S. Golding, MA
Staff Chaplain, Coordinator Pastoral Services Milstein Hospital

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

Karen Grant, M.A.R.P Chaplain, CASC
Specialist Spiritual Care Chaplain, ICU, E.R., Surgery, Dialysis, Gyn-Oncology,
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus

Rev. Dagmar Grefe, Ph.D.
Manager, Spiritual Care Services, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatrics, USC, Keck School of Medicine

Fred Grewe, M.Din., BCC
Chaplain, Providence Hospice

Rev. Eric J. Hall, M.Div, M.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

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

Al-Hajji Imam Yusuf H. Hasan, BCC
Staff Chaplain, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Amy Hegener, LMSW, Doctoral Candidate
Long Term Care Systems Specialist II – New York State Office for the Aging

Susan D. Horn, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine

Rev. Jeremy A. Hudson, M.A., BCC
Staff Chaplain at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Rebecca Johnson, Ph.D., MSc
Assistant Research Professor, Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society

Andrew Joseph
Spiritual Care Professional, Singapore Cancer Society, Singapore

Daniel R. Judd, Ph.D.
Hospice Chaplain, Intermountain Homecare and Hospice

Rabbi Cary Kozberg, MAHL, BCC, DD
Rabbi Emeritus and former Director of Religious Life at Wexner Heritage Village

Chaplain Lewis Jeffery Lee, DMin, BCC, LMFT
Chaplain, Veterans Administration San Diego

Carlo Leget, Ph.D.
Professor, Ethics of Care, University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht

Madeline Leong, M.D.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Paul Malley, MA
President, Aging with Dignity

Kathy Manske, RN, MSN, CCRN, CHPN
Palliative Care Nurse Clinician, Scottsdale Healthcare

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

Gregorio Marin, M.Div, BCC
Director of Pastoral Care Services, Baptist Health South Florida

Rev. Kevin Massey, M.Div., BCC
Vice President - Mission and Spiritual Care, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Robert McClure, LCSW
Manager, Employee Assistance Program, Sharp HealthCare

Michael McDuffie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Chair, Department of Philosophy, California State University San Marcos

Keith G. Meador, M.D., ThM, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry and Health Policy; Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University

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

Sage Olnick, MDiv, R.N.
Staff Chaplain, Lancaster General Health
Randall Olson, M.Din, M.Div
Staff Chaplain, Honor Health Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Ralph L. Piedmont, Ph.D.
Professor of Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University Maryland

Rab Razzak, M.D.
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Director, Outpatient Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Rev. Jay Risk, M.Div., BCC
Chaplain, Dept. of Religion, Health and Human Values Executive Director, Bishop Anderson House

Penny Sacca, R.N., MSN
Staff Nurse, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, Columbia - New York Presbyterian Hospital

Mathew Sakumoto, M.D.
Director & Founder, Music Matters MedLead Editor, Osmosis.org

Vanshdeep Sharma, M.D.
Medical Director, Department of Spiritual Care and Education, Mount Sinai Health System

Rev. Michele Shields, D.Min., BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Director, Spiritual Care Services, UCSF Medical Center

Lucia Thornton, ThD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
Author, Consultant, Educator for Whole Person Caring Board of Directors Member, Integrative Health Policy

Rev. Mica Togami, M.Div
Manager of Spiritual Care and Education, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Carol Wangeman, R.N., MSN, CHPN
Nurse Clinician, Honor Health, Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Sheila Warnock
Founder & President, ShareTheCaregiving, Inc. Co-author, Share The Care

Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Senior Rabbi & Manager of Spiritual Care

M. Jeanne Wirpsa, M.A., BCC
Chaplain, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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, M.D.
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, Ph.D.
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 Network

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

Howard Tuch, M.D.
Director of Palliative Care, Tampa General Hospital


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