A pioneer in end-of-life care, Joan was instrumental in bringing the British model of inpatient hospice care to the U.S. She also helped craft Oregon’s state policies around hospice care. “I had worked in an inpatient hospice facility in England and learned not everyone can be home or wants to be home,” she says. “I was interested in the problems and solutions for people dying.”
A retired teacher of human development, musician, botanist, reader, Joan is a happy member of a family ranging from 1-93 years in age.
Legacy’s decision to close Hopewell House inspired Joan to rededicate herself, leading the way for this special resource she founded to continue serving those in need. Joan, currently 87 years of age, is the spirited President of our non-profit, Friends of Hopewell House.
Former President and CEO of Pact, Inc. a global non-profit development organization. Former Director of the Office of Neighborhood Associations. Organizational development consultant.
30 year global finance executive at Kimberly-Clark. MBA Tuck School of Business and CPA. Longtime Hopewell House volunteer.
Business systems analyst with decades of experience in financial operations and information technologies. Hospice care advocate for over 30 years.
Brand Executive. Architect of Global Nike-Livestrong Movement, Hopewell House volunteer. MDiv Candidate, Maitripa College.
Former Hospice Director at Housecall Providers, Hospice Medical Director at Bronx Hospice Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, OHSU.
Longtime Hopewell House volunteer. Global women’s health advocate.
Stefan’s wife Julie died at Hopewell House in September 2019. Business owner, artist, consultant, and Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner.
Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis and Clark College until retiring in 2015. He has edited six posthumous editions of the late Ralph's Ellison's work. He is also Literary Executor for the estate of Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man, and a trustee of the Ellison Trust.
Former Development Director for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. Former journalist and freelance writer. Longtime hospice advocate and advisory board member.
Retired RN, BSN from OHSU. Passionate hospice and death and dying advocate after helping two loved ones transition at Hopewell House. Also, a Buddhist practitioner and recent meditation instructor.
Graduated from The Ohio State University School of Nursing and has worked as a public health nurse, a Certified Oncology Nurse, a staff nurse at Our House of Portland, and finally as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse at Hopewell House for 20 years. She is currently on the Board of Sacred Flight.
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Family physician and Hospice and Palliative Care physician, Assistant professor in Department of Family Medicine, OHSU.
Sheryl Greiner's daughter Stephanie passed at Hopewell House in 2019. Sheryl is a retired elementary school teacher and longtime Hopewell House advocate.
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