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Committees and Task Forces




Clinical Review Committee, Task Force, National Advisory Council


Arnold & Porter, LLP

Grant Bagley, MD, JD
Edith Marshall, JD
Mahnu Davar, JD
John Gould, JD
Thomas a. Gustafson, JD
Sara G. Linder
David Pore, JD
Jim Turner, JD
Victoria Wallace, JD
Meredith Walsh, JD


Children’s Hospice International (CHI)

Ann Armstrong-Dailey


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Theresa A. Pratt
Melissa Harris



Piper Neiters Su, JD


ChiPACC Committees Chairmen

D. Ian McDonald, MD
J. Donald Schmacher, PhD
Vince L. Hutchins, MD, MPH


Agency for Health Care Administration

Robert E. Maryanski


American Academy of Pediatrics

Elaine Holland


American Academy of Pediatrics

Jackie Noyes


Association for the Care of Children’s Health

Cynda Rushton, RN, PhD


Center for Hospice & Palliative Care

Susan M. Huff, RN, BSN


Center for Hospice & Palliative Care

J. Donald Schumacher, PhD


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Marilynn Bonin
Susie Bostick
Mary Jean Duckett
Teresa M. Gardner
Edward Hutton, PhD
Theresa Pratt
D. Susan Radke
Cindy Ruff
Thomas E. Shenk
Mary Sowers


Children’s Hospice International

Ann Armstrong-Dailey


Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati
Starshine Hospice of Children’s Hospital
Medical Center

Lisa Richter Beck, MSN, RN


Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
The Essential Care Program

Ann M. O’Brien-McKenna


Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Bruce Himelstein, MD


Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Ron Levin, MD


Comfort for Kids

Diane Marie Coughlin, MSN, RN, CS


Community Nursing Services

Dale F. Evans, RN, Ph.D., CRNH


Crown of Texas Hospice

Gerald Holman, MD


Department for Medicaid Services, Kentucky

Marilyn Duke


Employee Health Systems

Ian Macdonald, M.D


Family Voices

Heather McCabe, EdD


Franciscan Children’s Hospital & Hospice Care of RI

Kate Faulkner, M.D.


Georgetown University National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

Vince Hutchins, MD, MPH


Hope Hospice & Palliative Care

Samira K. Beckwith, ACSW


Hospice Association of America
National Association for Home Care

Diana Jones


Hospice Atlanta

Pamela Melbourne, RN, MN


Hospice Foundation of America

David Abrams


Hospice of the Bluegrass

Gretchen M. Brown


The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast

Mary Labyak, MSW
Stacy F. Orloff, LCSW


Hospice of North Central Florida

Patti Moore, RN, MSN


Hospice of the Western Reserve
Rainbow Babies Hospital

Anne Chance, RN, BSN


Hospice of the Western Reserve

Sarah Friebert, MD


Hospice of Metro Denver

Colleen Dougherty‑Gray


Hospice of Northern Virginia

David J. English, DBA


Institute for Family-Centered Care

Bev Johnson


Jacob Perlow Hospice at Beth Israel Hospital

Paul Brenner, M.Div.


The Life Institute

Daniel Tobin, MD


MKHP Associates

Mary Parker Ph.D.


National Association for Home Care

Val Halamandaris


National Association of Children’s Hospitals
and Related Institutions

Larry McAndrews, Presient, CEO
Susan Dull


National Cancer Institute & National Institute for Health

Lauren Wood, MD


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Galen Miller, COO
Stephen R. Connor, PhD
Susan Buckley


National PACE Association

Christine van Reenan, PhD


New York State Department of Health

Ann Hallock


New York State Hospice Association

Amber B. Jones


Open Society Institute
Project Death in America

Mary Callaway


Palliative Care Center of the North Shore

Tiffany Levinson, RN
Dottie L. Pitner, BSN, MN


The Palliative Care Service

Ira Byock, MD


Partnership for Caring

Karen Kaplan, ScD


Pediatrics at Home, Johns Hopkins

Janice Miller Thiel, BSN


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rosemary Gibson


San Diego Hospice

Lizabeth Sumner, RN


Starbright Pediatric Network

Nancy K. Hayes



Claire Tehan


UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School

James M. Oleske, MD


University of Southern Illinois

Chuck Corr, PhD


University of Texas Health Science Center

Javier Kane, MD


University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Marcia Levetown, MD, FAAP


U.S. House of Representatives

Connie Humphrey


U.S. House of Representatives

Jenna Tew


The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas

Sheila Jacob, RN, BSN


Whole Life Associates

Janet Will, RN


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