April Session

Honoring our Veterans at Kansas City Hospice

This session will be held April 28, 2022 from 12 pm - 1 pm. If you have any questions regarding this event or registration please email Bethany Vonseggern at bvonseggern@kchospice.org.

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Presenters

Patty Poore, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Service
Patty graduated from Rockhurst/Research College of Nursing. After 5 years of working as an RN Case Manager at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, she became a Community Liaison.  Patty became a Team Manager where she led the Gold Team for the next 13 years before being promoted to the Director of Clinical Services.  In addition to her passion for end of life care Patty is also very passionate about Veterans.  She co-founded the We Honor Veteran Program for Kansas City Hospice and connected with the Heartland Honor Flight and has served on 14 trips to Washington, D.C. to assist with honoring our Veterans with a trip to their memorials.

Todd Steinbrecher, Director of Patient Support Services for Kansas City Hospice
Todd has been with Kansas City Hospice for 7 years. Prior to becoming Director of Patient Support Services he was a Community Liaison for several years.  Todd has served in various leadership roles including Area Director of Operations for a Health and Wellness organization and teaching Anatomy and Physiology to nursing students.  Todd honorably served in the United States Navy as a Search and Rescue Operator/Manager for nine years. Todd has Co-Chaired the Veteran Services Committee at Kansas City Hospice as well as serving on the Community Veterans Advisory Board for Johnson County Community College, founding President of the Veteran Club at Johnson County Community College in 2008, as well as creating a Veteran Initiative Program (VIP) to assist Veterans with their benefits.

Melissa Bowers, Chaplain for Kansas City Hospice
Rev. Melissa Bowers is a healthcare chaplain, spiritual director, ordained pastor, and Chair of We Honor Veterans committees for KCHPC and the Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association. She has worked with over 300 veterans and families through the We Honor Veterans program to facilitate individual and group honors ceremonies, and continues to assure our veterans and their families that they are valued and appreciated at end of life.