Reverand George F. Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
The Rev George F Handzo, BCC, CSSBB is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the deployment and practice of professional healthcare chaplaincy.
As Director of Health Services Research and Quality at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and President of Handzo Consulting, George oversees projects devoted to the strategic assessment, planning and management of chaplaincy services and to developing the evidence for the efficacy of chaplaincy care. George has authored or co-authored over fifty chapters and articles on the practice of spiritual care and chaplaincy care and was the co-principal investigator on a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation investigating the contribution of spiritual care to health care. He is a past president of the Association of Professional Chaplains, which, in 2011, awarded him the Anton Boisen Professional Service award, its highest honor. He serves on the leadership team of the Global Network for Spirituality and Health and on the Distress Guidelines Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. George is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale University Divinity School. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.