Barbara Hansen, BSN

Barb received her BS in Nursing from the Oregon Health Sciences University and completed the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Education Program at Emory University. She received an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Oregon State University with a focus on Gerontology and Community Health. Barb has an extensive background in end-of-life care. She has served in many roles, some of which include: Home Health and Hospice Nurse Case Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Home Care Surveyor for the Joint Commission, Wound, Ostomy, Continence RN, and Director of a Hospice, a Hospice Inpatient Unit and a Home Health program. Currently, Barb serves as the CEO of the Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association and Executive Director of the Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. In her spare time, Barb enjoys camping, spending time with grandchildren and trying to get her Basset Hound to walk nicely on a leash.