Kathleen Taylor, MA, LMHC
Healthcare Advisor, Aging with Dignity
Kathleen Taylor serves as Healthcare Advisor to Aging with Dignity. With more than 24 years of healthcare and nonprofit experience, she brings her passion to improve the healthcare experience for people who are sick and vulnerable, and to help healthcare professionals master skills in cultivating empathy and communicating compassionately. In her roles as a consultant, executive, and community engagement facilitator, she has developed and delivered hundreds of presentations, workshops and professional training programs. For over a decade, she served as the director of community engagement at the country’s largest nonprofit hospice organization. Among her accomplishments, she led the organization's advance care planning education programs, and developed their first training program on empathy and compassion in patient care. In years prior, Kathleen managed an award-winning national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant program establishing grassroots coalitions to improve end-of-life care, and worked for over 7 years as a hospice counselor serving patients and families coping with life-limiting illness, caregiving and grief. Kathleen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor.