Dr. Lenny Marshall, Big Bend Hospice’s (BBH) Director of Diversity and Inclusion, has been selected to serve on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Diversity Advisory Council. “NHPCO relies a great deal on its volunteer professionals to further the important work of advancing the field of end-of-life care,” says Edo Banach, JD, NHPCO President and CEO. “We look forward to working with Dr. Marshall in what is shaping up to be a dynamic year for NHPCO and the field.”

NHPCO’s Diversity Advisory Council provides information, guidance, and technical expertise to NHPCO and its members related to serving diverse populations with the goal of increasing access to universal hospice and palliative care services. The Council participates in helping to set the direction of NHPCO’s efforts to support provider members as they expand and continue their efforts to increase access for diverse populations, assist with the development of resources/tools related to serving diverse populations, and offer recommendations regarding presenters and content for education.

“I am proud to have a member of my team serve on this national council,” says Bill Wertman, BBH CEO and Administrator. Dr. Marshall will serve a two-year term on the council.