Richard is a physician with an interest in helping with medical decisions at the end-of-life. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he practiced Emergency Medicine in Aurora, Colorado from 1976 until his retirement from Emergency Medicine in 2006.
He actively participated in the writing and production of Tomorrow's Choices videos whose intent was to address issues of medical care at the end-of-life. By facilitating Advance Care Planning through workshops, individuals will prepare advance directives, designate health care surrogates, have the needed conversations with loved ones and better inform their medical care providers about their wishes and so be in a better position to make decisions at the end-of-life.
Dr John Lobitz is a retired physician who has long had an interest in helping people make end-of-life healthcare choices, documenting them, and discussing them with their family and healthcare providers. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon Medical School. In his retirement he is continuing the legacy of his mother, Dr. Caroline R. Lobitz, who was one of the founders of Oregon Health Decisions in the 1980s.
He is a former board member of Life Quality Institute where he promoted education of the public and healthcare providers about palliative care. He is a current member of the Colorado Advanced Care Planning Workgroup.
John is excited about the continued educational opportunities presented by being a workshop facilitator and President of Tomorrow's Choices.
Honey is the retired Executive Director of Family Star in Denver, and a former board member of the Colorado Non-Profit Development Center. She is a CPA, and is experienced with budgets, grant writing, financial statement presentation and non-profit taxes.
Lynn Weitzel, BSN, is a facilitator and trainer for Tomorrow's Choices Workshops. A graduate of Duke University and Regis University School of Nursing, she is a retired hospice RN case manager and was Director of Nursing at a hospice in Lakewood, CO. Since retirement, she has volunteered with hospice and currently is an end-of-life consultant for terminally ill clients in the Denver/Boulder area and is now a member of the Colorado Advance Care Planning Workgroup (CACPW). Having also worked as a teacher, secretary and editor, Lynn brings a variety of experience to Tomorrow's Choices.
Roland Halpern is an ordained chaplain, holds a Masters in nonprofit management from Regis University, and has spent over fifteen years giving presentations on end of life planning, including advance health care directives, emergency medical forms such as Colorado’s MOST, and how to break the ice when it comes to discussing one's own end of life medical treatment choices with family and friends
Greg is a long-time Denver trial attorney and now mediator, with a long interest in end-of-life issues. He has been trained as a “death doula,” which focuses on creating a thoughtful and heartfelt death vigil while preserving and expanding the dying person’s legacy. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Medical School, teaching ethics and leading seminars on death and dying and the physician’s role. More personally, he has been at the deathbed of several family members and acts now as the Personal Representative of their estates. He believes everyone can design ahead of time a purposeful exit that is dignified and deeply connected with family and friends.
Nancy spent 36 years as an employee of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. She was a secretary, project assistant, and budget analyst. She is a graduate of Regis University summa cum laude with a BA in communications. Nancy is a member of the First Universalist Church and several linage societies.
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