Keeping Pets & People Together During Hospice Care
Salem, OR – Pet Peace of Mind is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Marcantonio to the board of directors.
Ben is the Chief Operating Officer for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. He joined NHPCO in October 2020, bringing 30 years of leadership experience in educational, healthcare, and social service settings. Prior to joining the NHPCO senior leadership team, Ben was with Hospice of the Chesapeake where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer (2015-2020) and Chief Operating Officer (2013-2015). Prior to relocating to Maryland in 2013, he served as Chief Administrative Officer at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine.
Ben has an extensive background in working with multidisciplinary clinical and management teams in a variety of educational and clinical settings. He holds an MS in Counseling from San Diego State University, an ME in Administrative Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.
“We are delighted to welcome an experienced industry professional to our board,” said Dianne McGill, President of Pet Peace of Mind. “As a seasoned hospice executive and an avid pet lover, Ben will be an excellent addition to further our continued growth and expansion plans.”
Pet Peace of Mind’s purpose is to enrich the quality of life for seriously ill patients and the pets they love. Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) supports the human animal bond by training human healthcare organizations to build robust volunteer-driven programs to help patients preserve the bond with their pets.
About Pet Peace of Mind
Pet Peace of Mind is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Salem, Oregon. Since 2009, we have partnered with hospice, home health care organizations, and hospitals to enrich the quality of life and well-being of their patients by providing programming to help care for the pets they love. Our program provides a turnkey approach to help healthcare partners establish a local program to train volunteers to help patients with their pet care needs. We envision a nation where all critically ill patients have the support they need to maintain the loving bond with their pets and to ensure that no pet is left homeless after the passing of their human companion.