Ask an Expert

We will try to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. Your question will be answered by a senior officer of Hospice Foundation of America. Certain complex questions may be referred to one of our subject matter experts (listed below). Your response may be delayed somewhat during the referral process. You may receive an answer directly from one of the consultants. We are appreciative of the time given by these experts who offer their knowledge and experience simply out of a desire to improve care at the end of life.

  • Questions dealing with bereavement issues:

    Kenneth Doka, Ph.D., MDiv.
    Professor of Gerontology, College of New Rochelle; Ordained Lutheran Minister; Past President, Association for Death Education and Counseling; Former Chair, International Workgroup on Death Dying and Bereavement; Editor, Omega and Journeys; Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America. 
  • Questions dealing with Medical Issues:

    Hank Willner, MD
    Chief Medical Director,Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice at Georgetown University Medical School

  • Questions dealing with hospice regulations, interdisciplinary team activities and operational issues:

    Lisa McGahey Veglahn
    Senior Program Officer, author, and editor for HFA’s numerous publications on end-of-life care and bereavement.

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