HONORING CHOICES® INDIANA — NORTH CENTRAL

About Us

History:

Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central was formed to move forward the idea that everyone in our service area should receive care that honors their personal values and goals in catastrophic situations or at the end of life. The organization began as a grassroots effort as leaders from healthcare providers, faith-based communities and non-profit organizations met to discuss the best approach to facilitating advance care planning in Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties.

Mission:

Our mission is to proactively engage the people of our community in conversations with loved ones and medical caregivers about their goals for quality of life and advance care planning. Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining advance care planning to ensure that individuals’ future health care preferences are discussed, documented and honored. We do not charge for our services but rely on community support, such as donations and grants, for our funding.

Meet Our Board

Steering Committee

Steering Committee
Chair
Mark Sandock, MD
Physician (retired)


Gene Cavanaugh
1st Source Bank (retired)

 

Cyndy Searfoss, MA
Center for Education &
Advance Care Planning

 


Deirdre Mylod, PhD
Press Ganey

 

Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board

Steve Chupp
Honoring Choices Indiana
– North Central

 

Michael J. Wargo
Hospice Foundation

 

Dominic O. Vachon, M.Div, PhD
Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for
Compassionate Care in Medicine, College of Science,
University of Notre Dame

 

Board

Stephen Anderson, MD,
MMM, FACP
Physician (retired)

Al Harding, MD
Radiology, Incorporated
Elkhart General Hospital

Donnie Johnson, MA, BCC
Goshen Hospital

Nicholas Kerr, DO
Beacon Medical Group
Palliative Care

Genevieve Lankowicz, MD
Saint Joseph Health System

Daniel Nafziger, MD, MS
Goshen Health

Board

Bunmi Okanlami, MD, MBA, FAAP
Indiana University South Bend

Hodge Patel
Saint Joseph Health System

Dale Patterson, MD
VPMA, Memorial Hospital

Susan Sandock, MSW, LCSW
Riverbend Cancer Services

Jaclyn Terranova, MA
Saint Joseph Health System
at Holy Cross Care and Rehab

Rosalind (Posi) Tucker
Elkhart Community Schools (retired)

Michael White, MA, RN, CHPN
Palliative care nurse
(retired)