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 Advisory Board

Steering Committee


Steering Committee
Chair
Deirdre Mylod, PhD
Press Ganey

 

Steering Committee
Vice-Chair
Jessica Bamber
Caregiver Homes

 


Gene Cavanaugh
1st Source Bank (retired)

Steve Chupp
Honoring Choices Indiana
– North Central Coordinator

 


Al Harding, MD
Radiology, Incorporated
Elkhart General 
Hospital

Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board

Hodge Patel
Saint Joseph Health System

 

Mark Sandock, MD
Physician (retired)

Cyndy Searfoss, MA
Center for Education &
Advance Care Planning

 

Rosalind (Posi) Tucker
Elkhart Community Schools (retired)

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

Michael J. Wargo
Hospice Foundation

 

Advisory Board

John Bruinsma, MBA
Beacon Health System

Julio Cruz
Saint Joseph Health System

Donnie Johnson, MA, BCC
Goshen Hospital

Nicholas Kerr, DO
Beacon Medical Group
Palliative Care

Board

Genevieve Lankowicz, MD
Saint Joseph Health System

Daniel Nafziger, MD, MS
Goshen Health

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

Shannon Stecz, MSW
South Bend Clinic