Lisa Deal is the chief clinical officer at Mission Hospice & Home Care, one of the only remaining non-profit, independent hospices in Northern California. She is responsible for all clinical staff and operations, as well as new initiatives in the community. Dr. Deal’s career spans nursing, teaching, research and advocacy, and program development internationally. Her personal and professional experiences with death and dying led her to Mission Hospice. Dr. Deal holds a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Public Health from Harvard University and is passionate about bridging her two passions-public health and palliative/hospice care.