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:

Leslie J. Blackhall, MD, MTS
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

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, MN

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, MN

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

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

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

Torrie Fields, MPH
Senior Program Manager
Blue Shield of California
San Francisco, CA

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

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

Nancy Guinn, MD
Medical Director, Presbyterian Healthcare at Home
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, NM

Rebecca Kirch, JD
Executive Vice President of Health Care Quality and Value
National Patient Advocate Foundation
Washington, DC

Dana Lustbader, MD
Chair, Department of Palliative Care
ProHEALTH Care Associates
New York, NY

Anne Monroe, MHA
Executive Director of Palliative Care
Bluegrass Care Navigators
Lexington, KY

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

R. Sean Morrison, MD
Co-Director, Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center
Ellen and Howard E. Katz Professor and Chair
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

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

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
Fairview Health System  
Minneapolis, MN

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

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

Donna W. Stevens, BS
Program Director, OACIS/Palliative Medicine
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA

Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP
Chief, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Medical Director, Post-Acute Services
Northwell Health
Manhasset, NY

Rodney O. Tucker, MD 
Medical Director
Center for Palliative Care Inpatient Services  
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, Community Palliative Care
Trinity Health System
Columbus, OH

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