CEO of Hospice And Healthcare Communications
Dianne Gray is a powerhouse global advocate for improved care for the seriously ill, the dying and the grieving and her inspirational work focuses on the tough and tender topics involved in the provision of quality end of life and grief care.
She is currently CEO of Hospice and Healthcare Communications and is also Chief Innovation and Advocacy Officer for Acclivity Health Solutions. As well, she’s an award-winning writer/journalist and has contributed to over 70 books, textbooks, magazines,
newspapers, blogs and educational projects.
Her library of work also includes documentary and feature film on-camera and production roles in Translucido, Liz en Septiembre, After the End, and John Edward’s Evolve show and more. She also worked with the legendary singer Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky and Beth Nielsen Chapman for two years, co-creating content for their
pioneering LIV ON album. Dianne is also responsible for founding several on-going camps and projects whose work has positively impacted thousands of seriously ill children and their family members over the past 25 years. Dianne’s inspirational work has been featured in several magazines and in 2017, she was named one of Origin Magazine’s Top 100 Game-Changing Leaders and Innovators.
As President of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation for five years, Dianne furthered the work of the legendary hospice pioneer and she is still on the board, acting as the only non-family member who officially writes and speaks on behalf of the iconic figure.
As board member of the International Children's Palliative Care Network, she works to increase access to palliative care for seriously ill children globally. Dianne is also co- founder of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's Parent Advisory Group. Over the past twenty years, she has founded four non-profit organizations, each focused on improving life for seriously ill children and their families.
Where does this drive come from? Dianne’s 25 years in the healthcare arena began when she was a college student with a fascination for neurology. That background served her well when she was faced with single-parent caregiving for her then four-year-
old son as he was diagnosed with a rare one-in-million neurological disorder. To Dianne, her family's ten-year pediatric hospice/palliative care experience with healthy daughter, Christina and her son, Austin (who died at age 14 in 2005) was the gift of a lifetime.
Since then, work has taken Dianne to 19 countries and over 325 cities and most meaningful to her still, is the time she donates to hundreds of people every year as they navigate end of life or seemingly insurmountable grief.