Speakers Bureau

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Solace Hospice is committed to education with our patients, families, and community. We are dedicated to sharing our expertise and experience regarding end of life care. The speaker bureau can educate on pain management, medications, and coping with grief and loss plus a host of other topics.

If you belong to a group or network that would benefit from a presentation on any end of life or other topics please give us a call at 602-888-7037 and we would be happy to tailor a presentation to fit the needs of your members.

Featured Speakers

Maggie Welsh, BSN, RN

Executive Director

Maggie is a registered nurse (RN) and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Her experience includes executive nursing management at Banner Desert hospital and hospice executive management at several hospices in the Phoenix metro area.  She has dedicated her career to helping patients, families and providers better understand the benefits of using hospice at the end of life.  Her areas of expertise include helping people understand why to choose hospice at the end of their life; helping families with the grieving process; and purposeful communication and relationship building with patients and families.

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Jesse Watson

Director of Business Development and Community Education

Jesse is a dynamic communicator using passion, humor, and transparency to reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Jesse engages in story-telling to educate people and spur them to action.  His passion is to educate community groups about the wonderful and necessary care Hospice provides and helps to ‘lift the curtain’ for those having difficulty embracing end of life care. Topics include: “Choosing Hospice”, “Hospice Services and Hospice Interdisciplinary Team”, “Dealing with approaching Death”, and “The Hospice Patient and Family’s Role as Part of the Team”. Jesse has a background in ministry and a heart for connecting with people.

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Mary Fazio, DNP, MSN, RN

Director of Clinical Services

Mary is a lifelong learner committed to nursing education and excellence.  She is a doctoral-prepared nurse whose clinical practice has been focused on hospice care, geriatric polypharmacy, and healthcare leadership.  Mary’s approach in caring for hospice patients is to foster the best quality of life for as long as possible by assuring her nursing staff is educated and knowledgeable on the most current responses to end-of-life symptom management.

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Brian D. Dedinsky, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Dedinsky is a man of great character and compassion who is committed to family, faith, medicine, and community…a man of impeccable standards who along with his private practice has dedicated himself the last two decades to hospice care.  As Medical Director, Dr. Dedinsky guides the interdisciplinary team in providing individualized plans of care to ensure each patient and their family receives the highest degree of attention and that the patient’s clinical, cultural, and spiritual needs are met without exception.

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Reverend Rex Reeves


Rex has eight years of hospice and thirty nine years of ministry experience. Rex can speak on a variety of topics from our “Honoring Veterans Program”, to  “The Joys of Volunteering”, “Spiritual Issues at the End of Life”, “Travels in the Holy Land”, and “Reaching the Heart through Music and Media”.  Rex will speak to groups of any size and welcomes questions.

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