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

Manager of Claims Services, SCL Health - Broomfield, 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

ACPE Spiritual Care Educator, Naropa University - Boulder, CO

Areas of Interest: Compassion and resilience, organizational spirituality, clinician well-being, eco-psychology


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


Robert Faughnan

Director of Fundraising Operations, Catholic Health Initiatives Foundation - Denver, CO

Areas of Interest:


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