Devyani Chandran, PhD



Marie Eaton, PhD

Community Champion


General Contact Information

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.

Name Position(s) Institution

Devyani Chandran

Director, Palliative Care Institute & Associate Professor, Health and Community Studies Western Washington University
Marie Eaton Community Champion, Care Institute & Professor Emeritus, Fairhaven College Western Washington University
Hope Corbin Associate Professor Health and Community Studies Western Washington University
Sean Bruna Associate Professor, Anthropology Western Washington University
Claudia Fischer Program Coordinator Palliative Care & RN, CNS, CHPN PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Cindy Hollinsworth Nurse/lead Whatcom Co. Health Dept
Bree Johnston M.D. & Professor Department of Medicine & Palliative Care University of Arizona
Ying Li Associate Professor, Health and Human Development Western Washington University
Baozhen Luo Associate Professor,
Western Washington University
Tonja Myers Administrator Christian Health Care Center, Lynden
Mary Ann Percy Owner Kulshan Cares
Catherine (Caty) Strong Clinical Psychologist (retired) Private Practice
Cheryl Mathison Staff, PCI Western Washington University