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Elliot Geller, LCSW

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 the… Read More

Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT

Education Chair 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

Membership and Communication 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… 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‚Äôs 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