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National Advisory Committee

Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care is led by an advisory committee of national leaders in end-of-life care. They include:

Richard Della Penna, MD
Kaiser Permanente
Continuing Care Services
San Diego, CA
Brent Eastman, MD
N. Paul Whittier Endowed Chair of Trauma
Chief Senior Medical Officer and
Senior Vice President
Scripps Health Center
San Diego, CA
Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD
Endowed Professor of Bioethics and
Associate Professor of Medicne
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
Melanie Pratt Merriman, PhD, MBA
Touchstone Consulting
North Bay Village, FL
Steven Miles, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Center for Biomedical Ethics
Minneapolis, MN
Laurence J. O'Connell, PhD, STD
President and CEO
The Park Ridge Center
Chicago, IL
Joseph F. O'Neill, MD, MPH
CEO and President
Immune Response Corporation
Carlsbad, CA
Richard Payne, MD
Director, Duke Inst. on Care at the End of Life
Duke University Divinity School
Durham, NC
Carol Raphael, MPH
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
New York, NY
R. Knight Steel, MD
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ
Ellen L. Stovall
Executive Director
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Silver Spring, MD
Ann Thompson, MD
Director, Pediatric ICU
Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Diana J. Wilkie, PhD, RN
Professor and Harriet Werley Endowed Chair for Nursing Research
Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing (MC 802)
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Donna L. Wong, PhD, RN, PNP, CPN, FAAN
Author, Consultant, Lecturer, Researcher
Tulsa, OK
Laurie Zoloth, PhD
Medical Ethics and Humanities Program
The Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.