The initial Transforming Chaplaincy project, supported by the John F. Templeton Foundation, was guided by an Advisory Committee composed of chaplaincy practitioners, educators, administrators, and researchers. They’re leaders in research-informed chaplaincy and continue to play a key role in the development of Transforming Chaplaincy.

Advisory Committee

Rev. George Handzo, BCC

Director of Health Services
HealthCare Chaplaincy

Ellen L. Idler, PhD

Director of the Religion and Public Health Collaborative, Emory University

Caterina Mako

Director of Chaplaincy, Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow

Director of Spiritual Care, Hebrew SeniorLife

Kenneth Pargament, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University

Christina M Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM

Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

Diana J. Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Director, Center for Palliative Care Research and Education, University of Florida