Katie DeMarco, DNP
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 09/28/2021

Bio: Dr. Katie DeMarco- is a Palliative APN and Clinical Supervisor at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center’s, Pain & Palliative Medicine Institute.  Clinically, Katie provides specialty palliative care to patients and their chosen family.  She provides this care in the acute hospital, Skilled Nursing facilities, and implements ambulatory palliative appointments in the Neuro Science ALS clinic.  For the past 12 years, Katie has led an interprofessional, Joint Commission Advanced Certified Palliative Care team.  She conducts leadership interventions such as strategic planning for the Institute, Northern Region, and HMH Network, program development, quality and research initiatives, innovating palliative and advance care planning in the electronic health record, and creating various educational curriculum and presentations.  Katie is a preceptor to interprofessional learners and continuous learners; and conducts formalized palliative orientations for palliative clinicians that are on-boarding at various HMH Northern sites.  She teaches at the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine and also enjoys presenting locally and nationally.  Katie has obtained a Masters of Health Science in End of Life Care and earned a clinical Doctorate in Palliative Care; both from George Washington University.  She participates in state and national organizations such as, member of New Jersey Department of Health Palliative Care work group, vetted member of the NJ Governor’s Council for Palliative and End of life care, Chair of the HPNA APN Advisory Council, member of NJ Goals of Care Coalition, and is a member of NJ Palliative Care APN Consortium (past President and board member representing the role of VP of Community, Legislation & Health Policy).  Katie is a palliative researcher, author, and is a board-certified Hospice and Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse.