2018-2019 Board of Directors


Carl Middleton, DMin, MDiv, MA, MRE - President

Ethicist, St. Luke's Health - Houston TX

Areas of Interest: End of Life care, organizational ethics, allocation/rationing of resources, social ethics including care for the vulnerable and poor persons, integrative medicine

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Jenny McCurdy, RN, MH, PhD(c) - President Elect

Ethics Consultant, Boulder Community Health - Boulder, CO

Areas of Interest: Postcolonial studies, health disparities, liberative ethics, organizational ethics, social determinants of health, ethics consultation


Molly Hoffman, JD - Secretary

Partner and Owner, Dickinson, Prud'Homme & Adams, LLP - Denver, CO

Areas of Interest: Patient safety, assisting unrepresented patients, palliative care, case management


Bruce Blankenship - Treasurer

Ethics Consultant - Boulder, CO

Areas of Interest: Clinical ethics, genomics, genetic testing, personalized medicine/pharmacogenetics

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Jamie Beachy, PhD - Past President & Webmaster

Spiritual Care Educator, Health and Wellbeing Consultant - Boulder, CO

Areas of Interest: Compassion and resilience, organizational spirituality, clinician well-being, integrative medicine, philosophical resources for ethical deliberation


Jean Abbot, MD

Professor Emerita, UC Health - Aurora, CO

Areas of Interest: Clinical ethics consultation, professionalism and moral distress, complex and “difficult” patients in the healthcare system, advance care planning, palliative care ethics


Cary Clarke, MD

Family Medicine Physician, UC Health - Aurora, CO

Areas of Interest: Clinical and organizational ethics, ethics consultation, organizational health, physician well being, end of life care, social equity, reproductive care ethics


Kayte Fulton, MS

Dir. of Comm. Health, Ethics & Mission Integration, Centura St. Catherine - Garden City, KS

Areas of Interest: Health policy, conflict resolution, complex hospital discharges, bioethics and professionalism


Tamara Hill, MA

Enterprise-wide Marketing Communications Director, Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, CO

Areas of Interest: Economic justice, organizational ethics, health policy, social equity


Amanda Hine, PhD - Conference Co-Chair

Assistant Professor, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Regis University - Denver, CO

Areas of Interest: Informed consent, decision-making capacity, conceptions of autonomy


Patrick Maher, MD

Retired General Surgeon and Adjunct Instructor in Medical Ethics, Regis University - Denver, CO

Areas of Interest: Access to care for uninsured/undocumented patients, brain death and donor issues


Glenn Sackett, MDiv

Chaplain, Porter Adventist Hospital - Denver, CO

Areas of Interest: Clinical ethics and ethics consultation, provider resilience, Protestant ethical principles, care for the organization, behavioral health, integrative medicine


Greg Smith, JD, MH, MA, DBE

Special Counsel, Caplan and Earnest - Boulder, CO, Adjunct/Affiliate Faculty at DU, Regis U and Loyola U (Chicago)

Areas of Interest: End of Life, Catholic moral theology, health policy