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The Board

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Fr. Gordon Blue




Jim Carroll

board member since 2010

The Rev. Gordon Blue is the Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Juneau. Before coming to the ministry, he was a marine engineer, commercial fisherman, boat-owner, and consultant.


Liaison with Juneau Hospice and Home Care.


Mary Fiorella

board member since 2018

Mary Fiorella has a BSN degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and she currently works for Catholic Community Services in Juneau.


Hal Geiger

board member since 2006

Hal is a biologist and biostatistician who has lived in Juneau since 1982. He is married to Sigrid Dahlberg, and they have two children, Will and Beth. He has done research on the effects of salmon hatcheries, the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on pink salmon, conservation genetics, and salmon stock assessment techniques. He has a long-term interest in jazz and blues, as well as traditional archery and the outdoors.


Steve Parker, M.D.


Steve is a recently retired physician who has lived n Juneau since 1993 with his wife, Suzanne Malter.  Together they have raised three children in Juneau: Libby, Nick, and Tom.  Dr. Parker has traveled extensively doing volunteer medical work in Africa, Asia, and South America.


Joni Gill Pico

board member

Joni Gill Pico has been a social worker since 1986, and worked in health care at SEARCH during the 1990s. Currently she again works at SEARCH. Joni is the single mother of a daughter who attends Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau Alaska.


Sue Nielson

board member since 2012

Sue Nielsen was born and raised in Juneau, and she is a third generation Juneauite. Her career was in human resource management with Behrends Bank and the State of Alaska.  She previously served on the Hospice Board during the 1990's. Currently she is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Widowed Persons Program and a member of AARP Juneau Community Council. She is also a member of the Retired State Association and Juneau Community Resource Network. She has two children and five grandchildren. Sue is a Master Gardener and is often found planting in her garden when she is not working on a community event.


Seanna O’Sullivan

board member since 2018

Seanna O’Sullivan is a lifelong Alaskan, small business owner, and journalist. She currently works as Donor Relations Manager at the University of Alaska Southeast. She has a B.A. in print journalism and Spanish with an emphasis in photojournalism from the University of Montana. For nearly a decade she has volunteered her photography services for families facing pregnancy and newborn loss. She became passionate about educating the community about non-invasive end of life care options after losing her husband to glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer in 2014. Seanna is raising three daughters: Mia, Tatum, and Lola.


Larry Talley

board member since 2011

NOAA Computer Specialist


Bob Urata, M.D.

board member since 2000

Bob is a family physician practicing in Juneau since 1984. He has been the medical director of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau since 1987 and he was a founding board member of the Foundation for End of Life Care. He was born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska, and he is married and has three children. Bob enjoys basketball, golf, and travel.


Bruce Weyhrauch

board member since 2014

Bruce B. Weyhrauch has practiced law in Alaska since 1987. He helped craft legislation in Alaska that helped incorporate the "five-wishes" each of us need to deal with when completing an end of life health care directive. He is married to Luann and has three children, ages 23, 21, and 18.


Sharon Woodward

Board Member since 2019

Sharon Woodward serves as the Director of Social Services for Wildflower Court, a long-term care facility located in Juneau, Alaska.  She discovered her passion for senior care in 1995, in a very rewarding position as a certified nurse’s assistant, always working in long term care.  After completing her bachelor’s degree in social work at the University of Nevada n 2007, she was employed by the State of Nevada in adult protective services.  She moved to Alaska from Reno in 2013.  Now her interests include all aspects of Alaska.  During the summer you can find her and her husband, Lance, out on the water fishing and crabbing.  During the winter she enjoys the long evenings relaxing with her three wonderful dogs.