Presented by: Julie Foster, CNP, FNP-BC, MSN
Presented by: Kim Hill, DNP candidate, BSN, RN; Mesilla Valley Hospice
Presented by: Bob Diven; artist, humanist celebrant
Presented by: Maria Ortiz, BA, BSW, MA, MSW; Assistant Profession at NMSU
Presented by: Jeff Turkot, B.Th., BA, MA and Father Chuck Henkle, MA, BS; chaplains at MVH
Presented by: Carol Witham; BFA, medical exercise specialist, personal trainer, facilitator for Parkinson's support group
Presented by: Dr. Wendi Darag, MD; primary care physician, internal medicine, premium healthcare, P.C., contracted physician at MVH
Presented by: Bonnie Zeiler, LPN, CDP, Director of the Alzheimer’s Program at The Village at Northrise.
Ms. Zeiler has years of experience working with persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and was selected as the Nurse of the Year by the National Centers for Assisted Living in 2015. She will address techniques to assist and/or work with persons with Alzheimer’s based on mental health behaviors.
Presented by: Catherine Walkinshaw, BS and Ellena Gonzales MA, BS
Ms. Walkinshaw is Volunteer Coordinator at Mesilla Valley Hospice. She has worked in a hospice setting for over 17 years and is a certified herbalist and reiki practitioner.
Ms. Gonzales is a certified aromatherapist, yoga instructor, and a distributor of Living Well essential oils. She is also a retired art teacher.
These presenters will address alternative therapies for patient and self-care.
Presented by: Dr. Satya Rao, Ph.D, MCHES
Dr. Rao is Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, and Graduate Public Health Certificate Program Coordinator in the Department of Public Health Sciences at New Mexico State University. Besides teaching she is involved in research and service initiatives focused on violence, mental health, and suicide in communities of color, rural, and border communities. She has served as guest editor of journals and currently serves on editorial boards including Family & Community Health.
The Need for Standardized Delirium Screening Tool and Intervention Checklist in Hospice Inpatient Care
Presented by: Erika Poling, RN, MSN, CHPN, Doctorate of Nursing Practice candidate.
Ms. Poling has years of direct patient care experience with patients who are terminally ill. Her topic will teach how to address signs and symptoms of delirium in end-of-life care
Presented by: Dr. Sherri J. Howell, DO, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine at The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Howell has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She has vast experience at teaching medical topics for direct patient care.
Presented by: Sonda Boulware, DNP, ACNP-BC, MSN
Ms. Boulware has experience in educating and counseling patients in a medical setting. Her presentation will educate on counseling others to assist them to make informed decisions about their health care.
Presented by: Susie Facio, LMSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Mesilla Valley Hospice
Presented by: Dr. Mary Alice Scott, Ph.D., MA, BA – Assistant professor of Anthropology, Public Health and research for New Mexico State University
Dr. Scott has published numerous scholarly articles on medical care, immigration, culture and women’s studies, amongst various other topics related to human behavior
Presented by: Chuck Henkle and Jeff Turkot, CPs
Father Chuck Henkle –Masters in Philosophy, MBA, BS of Nursing. Father Henkle has served as a priest/pastor and chaplain in the medical field for over 20 years.
Reverend Jeff Turkot, MA, BA in theology and communication. Mr. Turkot has serviced as a Hospice chaplain for over 12 years.
Both Hospice chaplains have vast experience working with numerous clients and the topic of their presentation is relevant to the diverse cultures and spirituality in the community
Speaker: Traci White, PharmD, PHC - Pharmacist Clinician at Mesilla Valley Hospice
Speaker: Terry Meyer, MD, FAAFP - Associate Medical Director at Mesilla Valley Hospice