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My Care, My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County Steering Committee

The Committee for Healthcare Improvement launched My Care, My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County as a community-based initiative to educate and motivate the public about advance care planning. The initiative was active  2014-2019. See the timeline of activities

MCMP was lead by a collaborative of organizations and individuals from the private, public, nonprofit and volunteer sectors, including local health care and social service organizations and other community partners who served on the Steering Committee during the initiative's five years in operation.

All Steering Committee Members during active initiative:

  • Nina Arbour, St. Joseph Health Sonoma County Hospice Services
  • Brian Arendt, Heartland Hospice
  • Juliana Balistreri, Council on Aging
  • Barbara Beaudet, PHN, Sonoma County Human Services Department, Adult and Aging Division (retired)
  • Rosie Benzonelli, LCSW, Satellite Dialysis
  • Jenay Cottrell, Sonoma County Human Services Department, Adult and Aging Division
  • Norine Doherty, Sonoma County Human Services Department, Adult and Aging Division
  • Jane Eckels, 2014 - 2016 Steering Committee Chairperson
  • Dorothy Foster, LMFT, psychotherapist in private practice, 2016 - 2020 Steering Committee Co-Chair
  • Karen Garber, RN, St. Joseph Health Sonoma County Hospice Services
  • Gary Johanson, MD, Medical Director, Palliative Care Services and Memorial Hospice, St. Joseph Health Sonoma County
  • Lori Houston, Sonoma County Department of Health Services
  • Susan Keller, Executive Director, Community Network for Appropriate Technologies
  • Suzanne Llamado, RN, Sutter Care At Home, Advanced Illness Management Program
  • Margaret Marquez, MD, Kaiser Medical Center, Santa Rosa
  • Katie Parrish, Sonoma County Human Services Department, Adult and Aging Division
  • Amy Ramirez, MSW, Community Health Investment, St. Joseph Health Sonoma
  • Rabon Saip, Area Agency on Aging Task Force, Sonoma County
  • Brad Stuart, MD, Chief Medical Office, Coalition to Transform Advance Care
  • Taylor McCandless, MSW, MyCareMyHome Program, Kaiser Permanente, 2016 - 2020 Steering Committee Co-Chair
  • Alex Threlfall, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers
  • Ellie Weiner, MD, Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency and Sutter Health
  • Kimberly Willis, BCC, Senior Chaplain, St. Joseph Health Sonoma County

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Advance Care Planning
A thoughtful process you carry out before a health crisis occurs or you become unable to speak for yourself.