Circle of Life Award Committee Members

Martha L. Twaddle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC (Chair)
Medical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care
Northwestern Medicine - Lake Forest Hospital

Cathleen Bennett
President and CEO
New Jersey Hospital Association

James A. Block, MD
President and CEO
J.A. Block Health Associates LLC and
Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW
Head, School of Social Work
John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar
North Carolina State University

Constance Dahlin, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Director of Professional Practice
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Deirdre Downes, LCSW
Corporate Director of Social Work & Supportive Care Programs
Isabella Geriatric Center

Steve Franey
Franey & Associates

Denise Hess, MDiv, BCC-PCHAC, LMFT
Executive Director
Supportive Care Coalition

Kathleen Kerr
Kerr Healthcare Analytics

Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Advocate Aurora Health Care

Ben Marcantonio, MS, Med, LMFT
Chief Operating Officer
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-CE, FNAP, FAOSW
Founder and Consultant
Collaborative Caring