Midwest CareCenter Music-Thanatologist Tony Pederson, CM-Th
Tony Pederson is a Certified Music-Thanatologist who has been with Midwest CareCenter since 2003. He studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion, and received his BA from Northeastern Illinois University. In a previous life, he was a Certified Nursing Assistant on an Alzheimer's unit for six years. It was there that he first encountered music at the bedside of those in the terminal phase of their illness. He currently serves as the President of the Music-Thanatology Association International, a group which held their annual meeting at Midwest CareCenter's Glenview campus over the weekend of October 24-26, 2014.