Dianne Gray

Dianne Gray is the President of Hospice and Healthcare Communications, an international firm focused on creating and furthering advocacy projects and education/communications initiatives involving all aspects of end-of-life and palliative care.   

Dianne is a nationally recognized speaker, award winning writer/journalist, film producer, master collaborator and project director.  She is also a passionate advocate for improved communication and care for seriously ill patients, their families and the loved ones they leave behind.

In addition to being the President of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, Dianne also participates on the boards of International Children's Palliative Care Network and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Pediatric Leadership Council. She is also the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's Parent Advisory Group. Over the past twenty years, she has founded four non-profit organizations, each focused on improving life for seriously ill children and their families. 

She is currently producing a documentary on end of life care for PBS and is collaborating with other major media partners and hospice professionals to produce a wide array films, books and other exciting projects. Dianne is an intrepid traveler who enjoys connecting people everywhere. Over the past two years, she's worked, hiked, adventured, and/or presented in 17 countries and over 100 cities.

Wherever she goes, Dianne also sits beside with the ill and the dying, and still sees her family's ten year pediatric hospice/palliative care experience with her son, Austin, (who died in February 2005) as the gift of a lifetime.

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Excellent, from the heart, special presentation featuring personal insights helpful for clinicians of all disciplines!

Very good combination of personal stories and clinical skills and insights!

Comments from Hospiscript, A Catamaran Company Webinar: “Hospice and the Holidays: Helping Our Families, Helping Ourselves”

I was one of the attendees at yesterday's conference and wanted to tell you how much you impacted my life. Your testimony is incredible and your knowledge of this field is equally amazing to me. It is my hope to see you and listen to you speak many times in the future.

Thank you for the difference you made in my life!

Michele Holiday, Hospice Provider/Attendee
Nathan Adelson Hospice's End of Life Symposium
March, 2012

The provision of end of life care for children is a frightening and difficult challenge. However, it is a reality of life and a challenge our hospice has chosen to undertake. We would not have been able to take this difficult step without the direction and assistance of Dianne Gray. Her experience and her expert knowledge of this area of care were a blessing to our agency and were well received by our professional caregivers as well as the patients and families who are going through this trial.

Woody O'Dell
Executive Director
Hospice of Central Georgia
Central Georgia Home Health Center

Loved this session. I have a better understanding of the roller coaster of emotions parents experience when they have a child with special needs.

Please post the slide presentation. Dianne was excellent. I wish I took better notes!

One of the best offerings of the conference. I purchased the audio to take home for colleagues to learn from parents.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Conference Speaker
Evaluation Results

...Your eloquence in sharing your family's own experiences at our conference, The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, gave enormous value to the importance of aligning clinician-researcher and family goals in the conduct of our science. I know you inspired and educated the Summit participants as to the role we all must share in improving the lives of children with life-limiting illnesses.

Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D
Director
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research