The following are stakeholders and members of the panel who have agreed to have their names attached as supporters of this document. Additional supporters are welcome.


Tracy A. Balboni MD, MPH, FAAHPM
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Chaplain Melissa Bennett, M.Div. (she/her)
Umatilla, Nimiipuu, Sac & Fox, Anishinaabe
Behavioral Health Aide Project Director
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Portland, OR

Joel Nightingale Berning, MDiv, BCC, ACPE
Pastoral Care & Education Department
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY

Rev. Margie Bowers-Atkinson, DMin, BCC
System Director Spiritual and Palliative Care
BayCare Health System
Clearwater, Fl.

Rev. Dr. Danielle J. Buhuro,
Executive Director
& ACPE Certified Educator
Sankofa CPE Center, LLC

Sarah Byrne-Martelli, DMin BCC-PCHAC
Palliative Care Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA

Rev. Jim Denley
Military and Veterans Affairs Endorser
General Council of the Assemblies of God
Columbia, MO

Dr. D.W. Donovan, D.Bioethics, MA, MS, BCC
Board Certified Chaplain

Torrie Fields, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Votive Health

Chaplain Bruce Feldstein MD, BCC
Director, Jewish Chaplaincy Services serving Stanford Medicine, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Stanford School of Medicine,
Stanford, California.

Betty Ferrell PhD, FAAN, FPCN
Professor and Director Nursing Research
City of Hope Med Ctr
Duarte, CA

Rev. Guillermo Escalona, M.Div, BCC, CT
Director of Pastoral Care
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

The Rev. David Fleenor, STM, BCC, ACPE
Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY

Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax
Upaya Zen Center
Santa Fe, NM

Rev. Eric Hall, DTh, APBCC
President & CEO
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY

George Handzo, APBCC, M.Div (Convenor)
Director, Health Services Research & Quality
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY

Rev. Lavender Kelley, M.Div., BCC-APC
Chaplaincy Services
Children’s National Hospital
Washington, DC

Imam Yusuf Hasan, BCC
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Rev. Brian P. Hughes, APBCC, BCC
United Health Care

Allison Kestenbaum, MA, MPA, BCC-PCHAC, ACPE Certified Educator
Supervisor of Spiritual Care & Clinical Pastoral Education
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, CA

Robert Kidd, MDiv, BCC
System Director, Spiritual Care and Values Integration
Houston Methodist
Houston, Texas

Deborah B. Marin, MD
George and Marion Blumenthal Professor of Psychiatry
Director Ombuds Office
Director Center for Spirituality and Health
Director Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

The Rev. Margaret A. Muncie, M. Div., BCC
Clinical Director
Healthcare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY

Rev. Kevin Massey, BCC
System Vice President, Mission and Spiritual Care
Advocate Aurora Health
Downers Grove, IL

Rev. Matt Norvell, DMin., BCC
Pediatric Chaplain and Clinical Manager
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Brent Peery, DMin, BCC (he/him)
Vice President for Chaplaincy Services
Memorial Hermann Health System
Houston, Texas

Karen Pugliese, MA, BCC-PCHAC
Advanced Practice Chaplain
Spiritual Care and Education
Northwestern Medicine, Central DuPage Hospital
Winfield IL

Mary Remington, Chaplain
Director of Spiritual Care
Good Samaritan Hospital
Suffern, NY
Director of Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program
Upaya Zen Center
Santa Fe. NM

Reb Naomi Tzril Saks, MA, MDiv, BCC
Palliative Care Chaplain
Division of Palliative Medicine and Department of Spiritual Care Services
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Rev. Satoe Soga, DMin., MDiv., BCC
ACPE Certified Educator
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Rev. Sue Wintz, M.Div APBCC, BCC
Director of Education
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY.

Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D., CPXP
President & CEO
The Beryl Institute
Founding Editor Patient Experience Journal