FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pathways, a northern Colorado not-for-profit organization that provides expert and compassionate hospice care, palliative care, and grief and loss support, is pleased to announce that Nate Lamkin has been chosen as the organization's new president. Lamkin will begin his new role in May 2017, as he leads a staff of 130 and more than 200 volunteers.
"Two things about Nate distinguished him in the eyes of the Pathways Search Committee," said JoAnn Lovins, President of the Pathways Board of Directors. "One was his record of achievement with both not-for-profit and for-profit hospices and with hospices both small and large. The second was his passion for the grief and loss work of mission-driven hospice."
Lamkin joins Pathways after working for more than six years at Care Dimensions, the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in Massachusetts. As Senior Director of Patient and Family Support Services and a member of the Care Dimensions senior leadership team, Lamkin was responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Care Dimensions' extensive array of support programs and services, including the highly regarded Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing and the departments of social work, chaplaincy, volunteer and complementary therapies.
In addition, Lamkin provided programmatic oversight of several specialty programs, including Care Dimensions' Pediatric Hospice program, and served as chairperson of the Ethics Committee and the Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Lamkin joined Care Dimensions in 2010 as a social worker and later was promoted to Director of Bereavement Services & Program Development. Even as a member of Care Dimensions' senior management team, Lamkin continued his grief and loss work, leading support groups and serving as a community resource on grief and healing.
While looking forward to immersing himself in the northern Colorado community, Lamkin was deeply involved in the Greater Boston community. He served on the Advisory Board for the Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant and Child Death, which serves families that have experienced the unexpected death of an infant or child under the age of three. Lamkin also chaired the Advisory Board of Camp Kesem-MIT, the local chapter of a nationwide organization that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer.
Lamkin's many accomplishments, skills and years of experience in the hospice and grief and loss field will be an asset when furthering Pathways' mission in the community. Pathways is the top hospice provider in northern Colorado and served more than 1,200 hospice patients in 2016. In addition, Pathways for Grief and Loss provided more than 1,800 community counseling sessions in 2016 and reached more than 650 through its grief programs. Pathways recently expanded its physical locations to include a Greeley office to reach even more patients in Weld County.
Learn more about Pathways and the community it serves at www.pathways-care.org.
Established in 1978, Pathways is a not-for-profit agency providing exceptional hospice care in the last months of life, complete palliative care for those with long-term serious illness and community-wide grief support for residents of Larimer and Weld counties in northern Colorado. For more information, visit www.pathways-care.org.
Contact: Angela Quinn
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