In the Spring of 2018, I became a Board Certified Patient Advocate or BCPA. My intention was to advocate part time because I enjoy an unrelated full time job that I don’t intend to leave any time soon. Unfortunately, the dozen or so people who called or emailed me for help had serious and (sometimes) all-encompassing needs, that fell far outside the scope of services I offered.

I soon realized that to pursue a new path of Patient Advocacy would require a full time commitment, so I pulled back from that effort.

My intention with Hale Health Advocates was to focus on End of Life care and planning for people and their pets. I’ve supported and volunteered for Compassion and Choices for several years and in late 2019, I made a commitment to do more with this organization — focus my energy and enthusiasm toward efforts to educate and expand Medical Aid in Dying and End of Life CHOICES in Missouri.

Advocacy for People

Advocacy for Pets

Educate and Empower

Evaluate Hospice and Pallative Care services, in-home and at a Hospice House – options available for people and increasingly, for our pets too.



Assistance with access to and completion of forms (varies by state) such as Advanced Directives, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Medical Information Release, Living Will, a Dementia Provision etc.

Practicing the Art of Perseverance