Dr. Stephanie Anderson is the executive director of Respecting Choices, a division of C-TAC Innovations. She is responsible for designing and leading operations including the delivery of this internationally recognized program. She has over 25 years of experience in hospice and palliative care, home care, case management, and emergency medicine. Dr. Anderson earned her doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Iowa specializing in health systems administration.
Dr. Anderson has served in a variety of leadership roles. In these roles, her palliative care program was awarded Joint Commission Certification and the system received the Circle of Life award from the American Hospital Association. She led the initiation of and co-chaired the Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (IPOST) movement, resulting in new legislation and statewide implementation. Dr. Anderson joined Respecting Choices in 2013 as a senior faculty consultant and evolved into the director of consultation and education services prior to her current role.
Dr. Anderson currently chairs the National POLST central region leaders group and is a member of the POLST developing states committee. She has most recently been named vice president of the International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care (ACPEL).
Dr. Anderson believes person-centered decision making based on an individual’s goals and values truly transforms care and should be the top priority to delivering exceptional whole-person healthcare.
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