For Immediate Release
July 24, 2023

(Alexandria, VA) – The Hospice Action Network (HAN), the advocacy affiliate of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is pleased to announce that Chris Taelman and David Klementz have joined its board of directors.

Klementz is President and CEO of Traditions Health, a nationally recognized leader in high-quality home health, hospice, and palliative care. Taelman joins HAN as a new board member representing the Center for Hospice Care where he serves as Chief Development Officer. The Center for Hospice Care is the largest non-profit provider in Indiana.

“The Hospice Action Network has a long history of members who are dedicated to advocating for the hospice benefit,” said HAN Board Chair, Susan Lloyd. “We’re excited to have David and Chris join our Board of Directors to fulfill our mission of speaking with one voice to ensure all Americans have access to quality hospice.”

“It’s wonderful to see individuals who are committed to supporting and advancing the hospice community. I am confident that the advocacy work of David and Chris with HAN will help raise awareness and foster innovation in end-of-life care,” said HAN Board Vice-Chair, Mark Slobodien.

HAN serves as the hospice community’s preeminent voice in Washington, DC by working directly with members of Congress and regulators, and through participation in the political process. HAN advocacy efforts are focused on policies which create equitable access to hospice and palliative care services serving millions of Americans. Additionally, HAN advocates for the hospice communities’ commitment to ongoing program integrity, and ensuring Congress gives appropriate funding to address the increased demand for a larger workforce, which is providing high-quality care to more hospice patients than ever before.  

More information about HAN is available on the Hospice Action Network website. Those interested in learning more about grassroots advocacy efforts for the hospice and palliative care community are encouraged to register with HAN to receive periodic updates and calls to action.


About HAN: The Hospice Action Network is the advocacy affiliate of NHPCO. HAN works with provider members, state organizations, national healthcare organizations and other relevant stakeholders to advance the NHPCO legislative and regulatory agenda. HAN advocates urge Congress and the Administration to support policies that promote equitable access to high-quality hospice and palliative care for patients and families.

About NHPCO: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the nation’s largest and oldest membership association for providers who care for people affected by serious and life-limiting illness. Our members deliver and expand access to high-quality, person-centered interdisciplinary care to millions of Americans. NHPCO provides education and resources to support that mission. Together with our advocacy partner, the Hospice Action Network (HAN), we serve as the leading voice advancing public policy to improve serious-illness and end-of-life care, while our CaringInfo program provides free resources to educate and empower patients and caregivers.

Press Contact:
Madison Summers
NHPCO Communications
Ph: 571-412-3973