Maggie Callanan

Maggie Callanan RN CRNH has been working directly with hospice patients and their caregivers for over 25 years. She is the internationally celebrated co-author of the best-selling book Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness Needs and Communication of the Dying and expects the release of Final Journeys Spring 2008. [more...]
Diane Corcoran

Diane Corcoran RN PhD specializes in health care technology and Smart Cards. Her 25 year military career overseas and at home provided direct patient care, education, consultation, supervision, administration, and project management. Ms. Corcoran has published and presented on a variety of topics related to Near Death Experiences, management, and grief [more...]
Ron Culberson

Ron Culberson MSW CSP helps people and organizations find and enjoy humor to achieve a healthier perspective in life or work. His experience as a hospice clinical social worker for 10 years and as a senior manager inspired him to help others find balance in life. He speaks to government agencies, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies. [more...]
Alex Peralta

Alexander Peralta MD RPh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and has served as a physician, administrator, and trustee. He has served on international, national and state boards focused on hospice and palliative care. He speaks on topics related to medical ethics, hospice and palliative care services, regulatory/compliance issues [more...]
Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt works to be an independent voice for hospice growth and understanding by increasing professional knowledge and raising public awareness so that hospice is readily accessible for Americans of all ages. Her company Hospice Marketing & Strategies provides public education, professional training, and consumer advocacy. [more...]
Sherry Showalter

Sherry E. Showalter MSW LCSW is an Eastern Band Cherokee woman who is inspired by American Indian ritual, spirituality, healing ways and ceremony in her work as a social worker in Hospice care and private practice. She has studied, taught and written about the unique and incredible experiences that she has shared with patients and families along the way. [more...]