Kathleen Kerr, BA is a health care consultant in private practice in Mill Valley, California. Her work is focused on developing sustainable models for community-based palliative care, with particular emphasis on evaluating the business case for such services. In addition to working with private clients, Ms. Kerr has supported several state-wide initiatives focused on promoting the development of quality community-based palliative care programs in California. She regularly produces educational and technical assistance tools and resources for palliative care program leaders. Ms. Kerr is a longtime member of the selection committee for the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Award, which recognizes excellence and innovation in the delivery of hospice and palliative care across the care continuum.