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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Brian Grgurich, MSW, MPA, CPHQ

Director of Social Services and Staff Developement

Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology, a Master of Social Work (MSW), a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).  His experience includes Medicaid managed care, social work, public speaking and provider education, quality management and performance improvement.  Brian has previously worked for the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in Arizona and California helping skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) improve quality measures, in SNF and rehab facilities managing admission, marketing and social services departments, and served as a quality and performance improvement supervisor for managed care Medicaid plans.  Brian can tailor a presentation to meet your needs and his topics of expertise include person-centered care for individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer disease; implementing and sustaining quality improvement programs in post-acute and managed care settings; team and coalition building; and regulatory compliance for post-acute care providers.

 

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Jesse Watson

Director of Business Development and Community Education

Jesse is  dynamic communicator using passion, humor, and transparency to reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Jesse engages in story-telling to educate and 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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Reverend Rex Reeves

Chaplain 

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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