Director - Marie Eaton>

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Program Coordinator - Katie Harrison

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Advisory Committee

The Palliative Care Institute’s Advisory Committee works to guide program development both on and off-campus and links the Palliative Care Institute to the Northwest Life Passages Steering Committee, which oversees the implementation of the PDF iconCommunity-End-of-Life-Blueprint.pdf

The Advisory Committee is composed of respected campus and community leaders with professional or voluntary ties to Western Washington University who are dedicated to advancing excellence in palliative and end of life care.

Bonnie Blachly

Faculty, RN-BSN Nursing Program

Western Washington University

Devyani Chandran

Associate Professor, Health and Community Studies

Western Washington University

Hope Corbin

Associate Professor, Health and Community Studies

Western Washington University

Claudia Fischer


Palliative Care Services, PHSJMC

Carol Gipson

Executive Director

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement

Jennifer Given-Helms


MSW, Counselor

Finding Center Counseling and Wellness Services


Katie Harrison

Staff, Palliative Care institute

Western Washington University

Meg Jacobson

Medical Director

Whatcom Hospice

Bree Johnston

Palliative Care MD, Faculty

University of Arizona

Ying Li

Associate Professor, Health and Human Development

Western Washington University

Baozhen Luo

Associate Professor, Sociology

Western Washington University

Tonya Myers


Christian Health Care Center

Mary Ann Percy


Kulshan Cares

Sara Weir

Professor, Political Science

Western Washington University