Telling our story includes sharing it with others so it can be known and respected, especially at times of illness and death. While many people know what they would like their care to look like, or how their estate to be handled, far fewer people complete the needed conversations and documents to ensure that wishes are respected. Underserved or disenfranchised members of the community are even less likely to complete this planning.
Learn about the choices and documents that are important to make and how to be sure these are available to decision-makers when needed.
Learn about the on-the-ground difference having Advance Directive Planning completed prior to a crisis makes.
Learn about the reasons to complete Estate Planning, especially if you are an underserved or disenfranchised member of the community.
Angela Lewis-Myers, MSW, MA, LSSBB, CI is a Quality Performance Evaluation Specialist and Vynca Project Manager for Triad Healthcare Network (THN). Her work centers on reducing barriers and streamlining processes to support patients in documenting and communicating their medical wishes across the healthcare continuum. Her work with Vynca Health, an Advance Care Planning platform, has allowed access to a patient’s advance care planning wishes for providers throughout the THN and Cone network.
Justin R. Ervin, III, JD, LLM is a partner in the law firm of Johnson, Peddrick, and McDonald, PLLC in Greensboro NC, where he focuses on estate planning, estate administration, and adult guardianships. He double-majored in Business and French at UNC Greensboro prior to a decade-long career in IT. Looking for a change, he graduated cum laude from Elon University School of Law and earned an LL.M. degree from the University of Florida. Justin has served on the Board of Directors of Guilford Green Foundation, the Greensboro LGBTQIA Center, and more. He continues to be involved with Elon Law as an adjunct faculty member and mentor.
Donald Wickline, MD, FACEP, a board-certified emergency physician, has worked with Cone Health System emergency departments since 2009. He enjoys the unique challenges and rewards of working in the emergency department, especially the unpredictability and variety of people he meets. He values providing care for patients of all ages and backgrounds in a community setting. Originally from White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Dr. Wickline is married with three children and one dog. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and spending time with his children.
Meet Our Moderator
Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Clinical and Community Educator at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.