HAN welcomes Lucy Schmitz as the new Advocacy and Grassroots Specialist. A note from Lucy:

I am thrilled to join the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Hospice Action Network (HAN) as the new Advocacy and Grassroots Specialist. In this role, I look forward to working with care providers, partner organization, and especially grassroots advocates, to amplify the hospice and palliative care community’s voice on the Hill.

I come to this position from a background in grassroots civil rights advocacy, primarily in gun violence prevention, voting access, and LGBT and disability rights. My background in disability rights advocacy informs my passion for hospice and palliative care. I have seen the incredible relief and empowerment people with disabilities feel when they are able to regain medical, social, and emotional autonomy. I believe deeply in the work of hospice and palliative care providers and know that we must expand access to these vital services. Having recently graduated with a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University, I am dedicated in my mission to connect grassroots advocates with the skills, tools, and support they need to make an impact in Washington. I look forward to supporting you!