Jane loves helping individuals, families, and organizations better understand the importance of advance care planning. She recognizes the importance of staying abreast of issues within her field and collaborating with colleagues around the world. Two of her company’s goals are ‘lifelong learning’ and ‘making a difference in healthcare.’ It is through her years of experience as well as her professional affiliations, credentials, and licensures that she is able to achieve these goals while helping her clients have the “Conversation” and give the “Gift”.
Aging with Dignity*, Health Care Ethics Advisor, www.agingwithdignity.org
Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life. They developed and distribute Five Wishes referred to as “the living will with a heart and soul.”
American College of Healthcare Executives***, Fellow, http://ache.org
The American College of Healthcare Executives is a professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse, http://doh.dc.gov/service/board-nursing
The Board of Nursing is mandated to regulate the practice of registered nurses (RN).
International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care***, Member, http://acpelsociety.com
By assisting our patients to undertake advance care planning we honor their autonomy and give them the opportunity to reflect upon, and tell us, how they wish to be cared for if they lose their ability to consider or communicate their views. To be able, as a consequence, to deliver better care at the end of life is enough motivation in itself.
Maryland Advisory Council on Quality of Care at End of Life, Appointed Member, http://www.oag.state.md.us/healthpol/SAC/index.htm http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/26excom/html/30qual.html
The State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life was created in December 2002 (Chapter 265, Acts of 2002). Health-General Article §§13601-13-1604. The Council studies the impact of State statutes, regulations, and public policies on the providing of care to the dying. The Council monitors trends in the provision of care to patients with fatal illnesses and participates in public and professional educational efforts concerning the care of the dying. The Council also advises the General Assembly, Office of Attorney General, Department of Aging, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on matters related to the provision of care at the end of life.
National Capital Healthcare Executives, Past President, http://nche.ache.org
The National Capital Healthcare Executives (NCHE) is an organization of professional healthcare executives from the National Capital region. It was originally founded in 1961 and now serves over 1,000 healthcare executives in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and beyond who represent a wide variety of healthcare institutions including hospitals, health agencies, foundations, consulting firms, military and other federal and state government agencies, and related private organizations.
National Healthcare Decisions Day, Member, www.nhdd.org
NHDD is a national non-profit with a mission to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning
Professional Patient Advocate Institute**,***, Charter Member, www.patientadvocatetraining.com
Respecting Choices, ACP Facilitator Certified, http://www.gundersenhealth.org/respecting-choices
Respecting Choices is an internationally recognized, evidence-based advance care planning program that is dramatically different from other programs.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, www.usuhs.edu
The mission of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is to train, educate and prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers and leaders to directly support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our Armed Forces.
* Current clients
***Conference costs covered for presentations given