Reimagine’s Donor Circle Briefing
Join us on March 29th at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET for a one-hour event specially organized for Reimagine's supporters. We’ll share about the powerful impact of your financial support in 2020, fill you in on our plans for 2021, and take a deep dive into one of our newest initiatives, called Table Talk.
Table Talk brings together health professionals, spiritual leaders, and creatives from communities who have been underrepresented in the end-of-life space to hold honest reflections around a central question: “What does it mean for us to live and die well?" Over the next two years, we will be working with leaders from the LGBTQ+, Asian American, Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Disabled communities who will design and hold six unique event series' to explore these themes.
You'll hear directly from Table Talk creators from the Asian American, Black, and LGBTQ+ communities who will share their vision for upcoming events.
ABOUT OUR DONOR BRIEFING SPECIAL GUESTS
Elizabeth Wong has been a registered nurse since 2003 supporting women in childbirth and advocating for family-centered care. Out of her passion for empowering adult children who are confronted with aging parents, like her, she trained to become an elder care and end-of-life doula. She is committed to sharing this role with the Chinese American community through outreach and education. From this endeavor, she and Holly created Death Over Dim Sum. She also volunteers for Hospice by the Bay.
Based in Seattle, Holly Chan is a user experience designer who has been intrigued by designing for death ever since she was a teenager. Inspired by their shared experiences as Chinese American women passionate about improving end-of-life care, she and Elizabeth met in San Francisco and founded Death over Dim Sum. This event series was envisioned to adapt the conversation about end-of-life to the unique needs of Asian Americans. Besides brainstorming the myriad of ways the end-of-life experiences of Americans can be improved for individuals and their families, Holly is also an advocate for social justice through design.
At 27, and after 7 years of being her Caregiver, Iana Malcolm lost her mother to Breast Cancer. At 31 years old, she lost her father to Brain Cancer. Since then Iana has dedicated her life to the support of Caregivers and all those managing life after loss. Iana is the Director of BIPOC Wellbeing for The Dinner Party, and a birth and death Doula. She is a Yoga and Meditation teacher and leads Wellness retreats worldwide with her company Bliss Out Retreats. She is currently traveling around the US and Canada in a converted school bus with her husband and pitbull, writing about racial injustice on her blog NamasteUSA.blog and talking about designing your life post-pandemic on her podcast, The Collective Reset.
In December 2011, John G. Carney, MEd, became the second President and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics, succeeding the founding director who had held the position since the organization’s inception in 1984. His previous commitment to the Center’s work was well established having served as Vice President of the organization from mid-2004 to late 2010, focusing his work primarily on improving shared decision making for patients and families and care for those in the final chapters of life.
In 2008, John co-authored a report to Congress on Advance Care Planning and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health on improving end-of-life care for all Americans. During the early 2000s, he served in leadership roles at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and directed education programs for America’s Health Insurance. He has also been recognized for his leadership in executive management of small healthcare organizations. In 2017, he coordinated a years-long project examining perspectives on advance care planning, palliative care and end of life among Catholics in the U.S with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
He holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Newman University (Wichita, KS) and a Master’s from Wichita State University. John is on the Board of Directors for the John and Wauna Harman Foundation-- a key supporter of the Table Talk programs and JEDI initiatives at Reimagine.