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Elliot Geller, LCSW

Former Board President Elliot is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Group Psychotherapist; he has worked in a community mental health center, private psychological treatment center, an independent, local hospice program, and in private practice over… Read More

Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT

Board President Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT, holds an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a therapist, an AAMFT certified clinical supervisor and organizational consultant that… Read More

Gail Lewis, RN, CHPN

Treasurer Gail currently serves as a hospice case manager meeting patients and families where they are on their end of life journey. She currently serves on several committees related to hospice and team life including Volunteer Support (instruction… Read More

Catherine Beckett, LCSW, PhD

Education Chair Catherine has provided counseling services with a specialization in grief and loss since 1994, in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health agencies, addiction treatment centers, hospitals, and both adult and pediatric hospice. She… Read More

Matt Whitaker

Membership & Communication Chair Matt Whitaker is an end of life educator with extensive experience in health policy and advocacy.  Matt has spoken at numerous conferences on bioethics and person-centered care across the country and testified as an expert… Read More

Amy Lindholm, MS, LPC

  Development Amy is a therapist in private practice specializing in grief, life transitions, depression and anxiety. Originally employed as a journalist, Amy believes in the healing power of telling one’s story. Her work experience as a therapist includes… Read More

Shannon Deyden

Student board member. Originally from the South Bay of California, I moved to Oregon 5 years ago to attend Western Oregon University. During my undergrad, I was a research assistant for the Psychological Sciences Department head, and conducted… Read More

Angela Kepfer

Student board member. Angela is currently a graduate student in Lewis & Clark College’s Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program. Angela has a passion for working with individuals and families regarding end-of-life concerns. Angela’s past professional experiences have… Read More