Special announcement – Changes in IAHPC public roles

Categories: Care, Featured, Leadership, and People & Places.

Friends and colleagues of the global palliative care community,

As we pass the midpoint of 2021, we wish to inform you of some changes to International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) leadership and back-office team. For 21 years as Executive Director, Ms. Liliana De Lima has also served as the “public face” of the organization, participating in public events, conferences, interviews, and other public fora. Liliana has decided to step back from this role, while continuing as the executive director to guide the organization, supporting the staff, board, and membership. Liliana has taken this decision in order to focus on personal projects and to dedicate more time to her growing family.

Please join us in thanking Liliana for the years she served as a speaker, presenter, and one of the public leaders of the IAHPC.


Ms. Liliana De Lima


Other role changes include promotion of Dr. Katherine Pettus to Senior Advocacy Director and Ms. Genevieve Napier to Senior Operations Officer. Both Dr. Pettus and Ms. Napier are committed to the mission of the IAHPC, are well recognized by the global palliative care community, and will be acting as the public face of the organization along with the Directors, Advisers, and other Officers as appropriate. Professor Lukas Radbruch will continue to Chair the Board of Directors.

Dr. Katherine Pettus and
Ms. Genevieve Napier

The IAHPC’s mission to serve as a global platform inspire, inform, and empower individuals, governments, and organizations to increase access and optimize the practice of palliative care remains unchanged.

To contact Katherine or Genevieve, please use the website forms. If you need more information on how to get involved and support the IAHPC, visit the IAHPC website and consider joining as a member if you are not one already.

The IAHPC Team

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