Faculty Advisors

We have gathered the talent and experience of leading experts throughout the country in order to develop and disseminate palliative care best practices across all settings. Our faculty advisors include:

James A. Block, MD
President, J.A. Block Health Associates
Baltimore, MD

Carolyn (Lyn) Ceronsky, APRN, MS
Director, Transitions and Life Choices at Fairview Health Services
Director, Palliative Care Leadership Center at Fairview Health System
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joan "Jody" Chrastek RN, DNP,  CHPN
Pediatric Advanced Complex Care Team (PACCT) Coordinator 
Fairview Home Care and Hospice/University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Todd Coté, MD  
Chief Medical Officer
Hospice of the Bluegrass
Lexington, KY

Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, APRN, FAAN  
Director of Palliative Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston ,SC

Constance Dahlin, ACHPN, FPCN
Palliative Care Consultant
Beverly, MA

Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA
Palliative Care Consultant
Buffalo, NY

Sarah Friebert, MD
Director, Palliative Care Leadership Center at Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, Ohio

Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA
Healthcare Consultant,
Spragens & Associates, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC

Lynn Hallarman, MD
Director of Palliative Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine

Katy Lanz, DNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN
Chief Clinical Officer
Aspire Health
Nashville, Tennessee 

Lisa D. Morgan
Principal, LDM Strategies
New York, New York

R. Sean Morrison, MD
Director, National Palliative Care Research Center
Director, The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Steve Pantilat, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine   
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Julie Pipke, CPC
Coding Supervisor, Aurora Health Care

Michael Rabow, MD  
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, General Medicine Practice,
UCSF/Mount-Zion Director, Symptom Management & Palliative Care Service
UCSF/Mount-Zion Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Drew Rosielle, MD  
HPM Fellowship Program Director and Palliative Medicine Physician  
Minneapolis, MN

Philip H. Santa-Emma, MD, FAAHPM
Medical Director, Mount Carmel Palliative Care Service
Director, Palliative Care Leadership Center at Mount Carmel
Columbus, Ohio

Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA
President and CEO,
Spragens & Associates, LLC
Durham, NC

Rodney O. Tucker, MD 
Medical Director
Center for Palliative Care Inpatient Svcs  
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Jeanne Sheils Twohig, MPA
Palliative Care Consultant
Missoula, MT

Turner West, MPH, MTS
Director of Education and Community Programs
Director, Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass
Lexington, KY

Lori Yosick, MSW, LISW
Director, Palliative Care Leadership Center at Mount Carmel
Columbus, Ohio