Patty is a well-known national trainer, speaker and educator in end-of-life matters and has trained over 25,000 hospice volunteers, staff, end-of-life doulas, caregivers and students. While spending every day from diagnosis to death with a dear friend, Patty was introduced to the beauty and benefits of hospice. She became a hospice volunteer, patient advocate, community educator and trainer with several hospices in Atlanta and Philadelphia.
As a result of her personal and professional experience, she founded Teaching Transitions and Doing Death Differently. Teaching Transitions, the hospice initiative, was recently acquired by a large healthcare training and data analytics company. LifePath Learners is the new re-branded company designed to bring more awareness to end-of-life matters as well as train end-of-life doulas, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, and individuals drawn to this work.
Patty was one of seven original founders of National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA), a membership organization supporting EOL doulas, She was also chosen as a founding member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) End-of-Life Doula Council, which offers education to the NHPCO membership and the general public.
Patty is a frequent speaker at state and national organizations on the topic of integrating the end-of-life doula profession into healthcare organizations for greater patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.
Patty's healthcare/hospice and marketing background, along with a 30-year entrepreneurial career, where she built and sold a company for multiple six-figures, makes her the perfect trainer and coach to help those drawn to put their doula work into the world. Her training programs offer superior content, ongoing support, coaching and mentorship, paving the way for successful end-of-life doula businesses.