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- Ann Berger Chief of Pain and Palliative Care at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center
- Malene Davis President and CEO, Capital Hospice
- Brian Rood Medical Director for Pediatric Advanced Needs Assessment (PANDA) Care Team at Children's National Medical Center. He's also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University.
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