Roger Sullivan named HPCANYS Board Chairperson
Good Shepherd Hospice Director of Psychosocial and Support Services Roger Sullivan was recently named chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS).
Sullivan, a licensed clinical social worker, began his career at Good Shepherd Hospice more than 18 years ago as a social work intern and has served in many capacities including Director of Volunteers for Good Shepherd Hospice, and most recently as Director of Psychosocial and Support Services. Sullivan’s position as chairman of the HPCANYS Board will enhance Good Shepherd’s stellar reputation in the hospice field and broaden the reach of hospice care to the dying. Mary Ellen Polit, chief administrative officer of Good Shepherd Hospice noted that “Roger has been a valued leader at Good Shepherd Hospice for many years and we look forward to continuing our work with him as he assumes this new role at HPCANYS.”
Sullivan has also served as the chairperson of the HPCANYS annual education committee for more than a decade and has contributed to many state-wide initiatives with the goal of bringing awareness of end of life issues for those with developmental disabilities, further fulfilling the HPCANYS mission of promoting the availability and accessibility of quality hospice and palliative care for all persons. Kathy McMahon, HPCANYS president and chief executive officer, explained “Roger has been a strong member of the association’s leadership team for many years. His vision and understanding of the changing health care environment will be great assets in his role as chairman of the HPCANYS Board of Trustees.” The HPCANYS represents programs and individuals interested in the development and growth of hospice and palliative care services in New York.
Sullivan recently earned his master’s degree in business administration and received level II hospice management certification from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.