Devyani Chandri, PhD



Marie Eaton

Community Champion


General Contact Information


This phone number is voicemail only, if immediate response is needed, please contact Devyani or Marie.

The 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 Community End of Life Blueprint.

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.

Members of the Advisory Committee Name Position(s) Institution Devyani Chandran Director, PCI
Associate Professor
Health and Community Studies Western Washington University Marie Eaton Professor Emeritus
Community Champion, PCI Western Washington University Hope Corbin Associate Professor
Health and Community Studies Western Washington University Claudia Fischer Program Coordinator Palliative Care & RN, CNS, CHPN PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Palliative Care Services Australia Cosby Programs Director Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement Catherine (Caty) Strong Clinical Psychologist Private Practice Meg Jacobson Medical Director Whatcom Hospice (on leave) Bree Johnston Professor, MD
Department of Medicine & Palliative Care University of Arizona Ying Li Associate Professor
Health and Human Development Western Washington University Baozhen Luo Associate Professor
Sociology Western Washington University Tonya Myers Administrator Christian Health Care Center Mary Ann Percy Owner
Advanced Care Planning Trainer Kulshan Cares
Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement Sean Bruna Professor
Anthropology Western Washington University