About Us

Palliative Care: About Us

In 2017, Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts signed the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Act, Statute § 71-4501 through 71-4504, into law. The law established the Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program and the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Council.

The nine-member Council includes physicians and nurses certified under the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Program administered by the American Board of Internal Medicine and other experienced palliative care professionals. Council members provide best practices, recommendations, education and expertise to The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Palliative Care Council Members
Holly Adams, LCSW, OSW-C
Marcia Cederdahl, BS, RN, CHPN
Stephen Lazoritz, MD
Andrew Macfadyen, MD
Linda Rock, BA
Todd Sauer, MD
Sabrina Schalley, MS
Stacie Sinclair, MPP, LSWA

Council Meeting Minutes
October 2017
February 2018
May 2018
August 2018


Women's Health Initiatives Staff
Shirley Pickens-White
Program Manager
Women’s Health Initiatives

Andrea Wenke, MA
Community Health Educator
Women’s Health Initiatives

Christine Esch, BA, PLS
Staff Assistant
Women’s Health Initiatives
(402) 471-0158


Good Life. Great Mission.