Shirley Otis-Green is the Clinical Director for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. She is dedicated to enhancing excellence in the delivery of culturally-congruent, person-centered and family-focused inter-professional care through the implementation of effective learning principles. Ms. Otis-Green has been the Principal Investigator on studies with over $3.3 million in external funding. This work has been recognized with numerous awards and disseminated through more than 100 publications and 400 professional presentations. Shirley is a California Health Care Leadership Fellow, serves on several editorial and professional boards and is a Distinguished Social Work Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. She is among the first to receive an international, interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Health Research ~ Palliative Care from Lancaster University in Great Britain, and is co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work.