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Meet Our Clarifying Conversation Coaches
Lisa Catalano LICSW, ACHPSW is an independently licensed clinical social worker who works with adults of all ages facing serious or progressive illness. She has worked in a medical setting for most of her career and has over 16 years of experience guiding and supporting patients and families as they navigate the complexity of medical decision making. She is a graduate of the Boston College School of Social Work and is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care specialist. Her focus is to help clients define their own journey and be a source of support throughout the process.
Sarah Byrne-Martelli, DMin BCC, has served as a BCCI Board Certified Chaplain in Acute Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care since 2003. Sarah provides spiritual counseling for patients and families of all belief systems, as they navigate the experiences of serious illness, grief, and health care decision-making. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Chaplains and the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion. She holds a Doctor of Ministry from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.
Ashwini Bapat, MD is a Palliative Care physician and writer. She received her medical degree at Tufts University and completed her internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She found her calling in palliative care and completed her fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has worked at academic centers like Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and was an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. As a writer, she is inspired and awed by human resilience and the mysteries intrinsic to life and death.
Caitlin Baran, MD is a Palliative Care physician. She received her medical degree from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and her fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care program. She has worked at academic centers including Massachusetts’s General Hospital and was an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Caitlin is humbled to practice Palliative Care, a field of medicine designed to understand who people are and align healthcare choices with their values.
We will email a comprehensive questionnaire to complete before your coaching session.
Connect with your coach and explore what matters to you. Your coach will create a Personalized Action Plan based on your discussion. Share this plan with your healthcare team or your loved ones.
Keep the conversation going and schedule a 30 minute follow up session with your coach.