Kimberly Paul, Author, Podcast Host and Speaker

Kimberly Paul, Author, Podcast Host and Speaker

Kimberly Paul, an author, podcast host and speaker, left her dream job in television and film to work as a hospice outreach executive, where she discovered her true calling. After nearly two decades working in hospice, Kimberly is now sharing her passion by traveling state to state in an RV for “Live Well, Die Well.”

“The more I talk about death, the more boldly I feel I’m living life to the fullest,” says Paul, whose mission is to teach people how to create end-of-life journeys that better reflect their lives and desires.

Follow Kimberly's tour at livewelldiewelltour.com. You can support the tour by purchasing Bridging the Gap at deathbydesign.com/buybridging-the-gap-by-kimberly-c-paul. Connect to Kimberly's podcast at DeathbyDesign.com.

Join JourneyCare and Kimberly Paul as her Live Well Die Well Tour arrives in Barrington and Hinsdale! Laugh and cry as Kimberly shares about her journey traveling across the U.S. in an RV, educating communities and helping people feel more comfortable talking about end of life. She may inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most! Get tickets at journeycare.org/livewell.

 

 

Marjorie Wings, Pediatric Nurse Case Manager, RN, CHPPN

Marjorie Wings, Pediatric Nurse Case Manager, RN, CHPPN

Marjorie Wings is a nurse case manager on JourneyCare’s pediatric team “All About Kids.” She loves helping children and their families who are facing life-limiting illnesses, and values working for an agency that does so much good for those in need. Marjorie is a wife and mother of 5, enjoys worship, crafting, and crocheting, and loves sharing inspiring stories from her experiences both professionally and personally.

Laurie Michaels, Pet Therapy Volunteer

Laurie Michaels, Pet Therapy Volunteer

Laurie Michaels has been a JourneyCare pet therapy volunteer since September 2018 and brings strong medical, pastoral and pet therapy certifications to her role as a volunteer. She is an Ordained Episcopal Deacon serving  on the clergy staff at St Michael's Episcopal Church since 2010. Laurie also is 35-year R.N. with a graduate certificate in School Nursing. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois, and for 16 years as a Certified School Nurse with District 95 in Lake Zurich. Laurie also worked as a hospital chaplain for Bishop Anderson House, serving at Stroger Cook County hospital for five years, focusing on the care of women and children. 

Tina Le, Digital Specialist

Tina Le, Digital Specialist

Tina is a digital specialist at JourneyCare and joined the team in May 2019. She graduated from Loyola University with her bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. Her hobbies include photography, calligraphy, and drawing.

Gloria May, CNA

Gloria May, CNA

Gloria May has been a CNA for 26 years and and loves her work and her patients. When she’s not at work, she loves to spend time working out, with her family and traveling to her favorite vacation spot, Florida.

Tom Severin, Veteran Volunteer

Tom Severin is a two-tour Vietnam veteran, a JourneyCare Veteran Volunteer Advisory Council member and a proud supporter of the We Honor Veterans initiative. With his loyal, smart and sweet therapy dog Magic, Tom visits our patients who are also veterans and performs meaningful pinning ceremonies to honor them and their service. Tom is a private detective and a soccer referee, and authors two blogs: Vietnam70to73 and BetterInstructors-Betterrefs. Magic authors the blog CODEMANBC, A Border Collie's Perspective on Life. Visit Magic’s blog at www.codemanbc.com.

Lauren Wozniak

Lauren Wozniak

My name is Lauren Wozniak, LPC, ATR-P and I am the new Children’s Grief Coordinator and Bereavement Counselor at JourneyCare as of February 2019. I have a master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Adler University and a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts/Painting from Illinois State University. During my graduate program, I had the amazing opportunity to intern at JourneyCare as the Art Therapy Intern from 2016-2017. The experience I had during my internship is what lead me to want to become a part of JourneyCare’s staff! I am humbled to be able to help people heal through art as a part of my career! I enjoy painting, dancing, and being outside. I love art making in any fashion as it lights up my soul when I create!  

Laurie Perkins, Volunteer Reiki Practitioner

Laurie Perkins, Volunteer Reiki Practitioner

Laurie Perkins is a JourneyCare Volunteer and Integrative Healer at her private energy medicine practice, Raven Healing. She also co-owns a company named Grief Energetics, which uses alternative therapies to help clients work through the grieving process. For more information please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  (773) 230-2589, or www.ravenhealing.com.

Dr. Dana M Delach

Dr. Dana M Delach

Dana M. Delach is a physician for JourneyCare since 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Ripon College in 2001. She continued her education in medicine and graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in 2006. She completed her secondary education from New York Medical College in 2007 in Staten Island New York. She attended Williamsport Family Medicine Residency and completed this in 2010. In 2011 she completed her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in Mason City Iowa. She was medical director and fellowship director there until 2016 when she relocated back to her home state of Illinois in 2016. When she is not working she is found chasing after her three children, running den meetings for Cub Scouts, or rounding up volunteers for the PTA.

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