a bit about me...

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In my work with Zen Hospice, with Marin General Hospital as a spiritual care companion, as a Geriatric Care Manager with Sage ElderCare Solutions, and currently, with End of Life Choices Oregon serving individuals who elect to use Oregon's Death with Dignity process, death has been my service for close to 20 years.  My work and experience with dying has lit a fire in my belly to help educate others about death, especially in discussing it and planning for it far ahead of the midnight hour so there is time for reflection, for bringing closure, for embracing the great mystery with less fear and suffering.

I hold a Master's Degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. I am a NEDA proficient certified Death Doula and a Certified Spiritual Care Companion from California Pacific Medical Center.  

Providing end of life care management services for older adults is a calling of service that comes from a deep commitment to doing what I can to advocate for an individual's quality of life, independence, and dignity as the journey begins to shorten.

 

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