About NCPCC

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The North Carolina Partnership for Compassionate Care (NCPCC) was formed in 2012 by a group of like-minded individuals seeking to help educate and inform health care providers and North Carolina patients about end-of-life issues. For questions regarding the NCPCC, please contact CompassionateCareNC@hospicecarecenter.org or call 336-768-3972.

Advisory Committee



This board meets on quarterly basis.

 

The Advisory Committee is charged to:

  • Establish strategic direction, objectives, and alignment of initiatives
  • Ensure development of appropriate initiatives for education and advocacy
  • Engage and communicate with key stakeholders, including the public practitioners across the health care continuum, special interest groups, and the media
  • Evaluate initiatives for quality, attainment of outcomes, and continuous improvement
  • Oversee policy development, including legislative enablement and revisions
  • Identify and support related research
  • Establish and maintain the statewide infrastructure
  • Secure and responsibly manage needed funding
  • Liaise with national POLST Paradigm task force

 

Members of the Advisory Committee:

  • Christine Brown
  • Ken Burgess, JD
  • Anthony Caprio, MD
  • Linda Darden, MHA, CPA
  • Jonathan Fischer, MD
  • Dee Leahman, MA
  • Deb Love, JD, MBA, MA
  • Carol Meyer
  • Melanie Phelps, JD
  • Jennifer Stuart, MLIS

 


Statewide Steering Committee



First chartered in May 2012, the Steering Committee meets semi-annually as a full committee.

This committee is charged with providing input on:

  • Needs assessment and overall program direction
  • Design and development of initiatives for education and advocacy
  • Program assessment and continuous improvement
  • Identifying and engaging key stakeholders, regionally and statewide

 

Participating Organizations & Members of the Statewide Steering Committee:

  • AARP – NC
    • Suzanne LaFollette-Black, Associate State Director
  • Alliant Quality
    • Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH, FAAFP, AGSF, Vice President, CFO, Medicare Quality Improvement
  • Association for Home Care and Hospice
    • Cindy Morgan
  • Brody School of Medicine
    • Tae Joon Lee, MD, Geriatrician; Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Campbell University
    • Amy Flanary-Smith, JD, Director – Legal Research & Writing, Assistant Professor of Law
    • Chris Carreiro
  • Cape Fear Valley Health System
    • Robin Kivett, Palliative Care Coordinator
  • Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care
    • Carol Meyer, President & CEO
  • Carolinas Health Care
    • Anthony Caprio, MD, Geriatrician
    • Mary Anne Miller, Program Coordinator – Primary Palliative Care
  • Carolinas Palliative Care and Hospice Network
    • Larry Burke, MD
  • Catawba Regional Hospice
    • Caron Tucker, VP of Clinical Outreach
  • CCNC
    • Linda Attarian, JD, Staff Attorney
    • Jonathan Fischer, MD
  • Compassion & Choices – Central NC Chapter
    • Ursula Capewell
  • Donate Life NC
    • Sharon Hirsch, Executive Director
  • End of Life Coalition of Eastern NC
    • Susan Redding, MSN, FNP-PC
  • Four Seasons 
    • Cathy Stewart, Nurse Practitioner
  • HCR Manorcare
    • Danielle Weeks
  • Hospice of Wake County
    • Mark Philbrick, RN, MSN, FNP, Director – Community Outreach, Education, and Volunteer Services
  • Hospice & Palliative CareCenter
    • Christine Brown, Regional VP – Business Development
  • Hospice & Palliative Care – Charlotte Region
    • Carol Anne Lawler, Faith Community Educator
  • LeadingAge NC
    • Tom Atkins, President & CEO
  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter
    • Jason Clamme, Director of Community Outreach
  • MAHEC Center for Healthy Aging
    • Jennifer Stuart, MLIS, Advance Care Planning Community Coordinator
  • Morehead Memorial Hospital
    • Marcia McQueen, Director of Chaplaincy Services
  • National Adult Day Services Association
    • Teresa Johnson, MBA, Managing Director
  • National Association of Social Workers – NC Chapter
    • Kathy Boyd, MSW, ACSW, CMSW, Executive Director
  • NC Academy of Family Physicians, Inc.
    • Gregory K. Griggs, MD, Executive Vice President
    • Joanna Spruill, JD, Director of Government Relations & General Counsel
  • NC Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program
    • Samuel Cykert, MD, Associate Director – Medical Education and Clinical Director
  • NC Assisted Living Association
    • Peggy Smith, MS, Executive Director
  • NC Association Long Term Care Facilities
    • Yolanda K. Stitch, Executive Director
    • Karen Brewer
  • NC Chaplains Association
    • Barry Morris, MDiv, BCC, President (and Director of Spiritual Care at Randolph Hospital)
  • NC Department of Health & Human Services
    • Lynne Berry, JD, Legal Services Developer, Division of Aging and Adult Services
  • NC Health Care Facilities Association
    • Polly Welsh, Executive Vice President
    • Eric Kivistio
  • NC Hospital Association
    • Dean Higgins, Project Manager, NC Quality Center
    • Linwood Jones, JD, General Counsel
  • NC Institute of Medicine
    • Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH, President & CEO
  • NC Medical Directors Association
    • Gwendolen Buhr, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor
    • Jose E. Gonzalez, MD, CMD, President
  • NC Medical Society/NC Medical Society Foundation
    • Melanie Phelps, JD, Deputy General Counsel
  • NC Nurses Association 
    • Melissa Aselage, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Nursing
    • Nansi Greger-Holt, Family/Geriatric NP
    • Lisa Wallace, BSN-RN, Faith Community Nurse Council of the NCNA
  • NC Office of Emergency Medical Services
    • Amy Douglas, RN CCRN, Trauma Manager
  • NC Secretary of State’s Office
    • Lauren Benbow, JD
  • Novant Health, Inc.
    • Dee Leahman, MA, Corporate Manager of Advance Care Planning
    • Deborah Love, JD, MBA, MA, Corporate Director of Bioethics
    • Melissa Phipps, JD, VP of Patient Services
    • Charles (Steve) Stinson, MD, Clinical Director – Palliative Care Services – Forsyth Medical Center
  • Parker Poe
    • Varsha Gadani, JD
  • Poyner & Spruill LLP
    • Kenneth Burgess, JD, Attorney at Law
  • Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson
    • Jennifer Hutchens, JD, Attorney
  • UNC Health Care
    • Marianne Jackson, MD, MPH, UNC Quality Improvement
    • Cherie Rosemond, PT, GCS, PhD, Research Scientist, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Ben Thompson, UNC School of Medicine c/o 2016
    • Adam Zolotor
  • Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society
    • Nancy MP King, JD, Co-Director – Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society; Professor – Department of Social Services and Health Policy
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    • John Moskop, PhD, Wallace and Mona Wu Chair in Biomedical Ethics; Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Others:
    • Courtney Whicker Berry, MA, Advance Care Planning Consultant
    • Marilyn Morenz, RN, CHPN, BSN, Respecting Choices Instructor
    • Michael Norins, MD
    • David L. Stone, LCSW, CAE, Hospice and Palliative Care Consultant
    • Matt Womble, MHA, Consultant, Womble Consulting, LLC