The 7th Annual Suzanne Renee Leider Lecture

“To Comfort Always”
An Inter-professional Call to Action

Featuring Keynote Speaker
JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, RN, FAAN

JoAnne Reifsnyder

JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, RN, FAAN, is recognized for her clinical expertise in palliative and end-of-life care for older adults. She currently serves as Chief Nursing Officer for Genesis HealthCare, an agency focused on helping people transition back home following major illness. Prior to joining Genesis, she was Senior Vice President, Care Transitions with Care Kinesis, LLC, where she consulted with key clients to develop a skilled nursing facility to home transitional care model for vulnerable older adults.

Dr. Reifsnyder co-developed and served as the coordinator of a palliative care minor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She went on to develop a master’s program in health policy and the first master’s program in chronic care management at Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Reifsnyder serves on the board of the Hospice Foundation of America and is a past president of the board of directors for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). She holds multiple professional memberships and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is recognized for authoring numerous abstracts, papers and book chapters. She was an editor of the 2011 text, Population Health, and co-author of Nurse’s Law published in 2014.


Event information

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Reception – 5 p.m. | Lecture – 6 p.m.

Where: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center at University of California, Irvine | 100 Academy | Irvine, CA 92617

Tickets: $30

RSVP: By Wednesday, April 27 to or 714-456-5800