May Session

Discussing End-of-Life Wishes: The Gift You Can Give Your Family

This virtual session will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023 from noon - 1 pm. If you have questions regarding this event or registration, please email Jessica Kelly at

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Dr. Lisa Bernard

Lisa Bernard, MD, was born and raised in Kansas City. She attended undergrad at Colorado College and attended medical school at Kansas University. Dr. Bernard completed her anesthesiology residency at St. Luke’s and had a successful 30-year career in anesthesia at Research Medical Center. Dr. Bernard retired from her medical career two years ago and has since begun exploring her interest in hospice care.


Tammi Watkins, APRN, ACHPN

Tammi Watkins joined Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care in 2017, having worked in the field of hospice & palliative care since 2000. She obtained her BS in Nursing from MidAmerica Nazarene University and her MS in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She also has a Business degree from Baker University. She holds certifications from AANP as a board-certified adult nurse practitioner and from HPNA as an Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse.