Veera Neville Motashaw, DO, HMDC, a graduate of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA, is a dual board-certified physician in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. She has extensive experience treating patients at the end of life, teaching osteopathic medicine, and working with patients and families of complex illness. She is currently practicing Palliative Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, was the Dean of Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) from 2002-2018. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her internship and residency training at the former Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She worked in private practice in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for 17 years in Mesa, AZ, as well as serving as Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. A Past President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Dr. Nichols has served on its Board of Trustees since 1999. She is the former Chair of the AOA Department of Government Affairs and the AOA Council on Palliative Care Issues. She is also the founding chair of the AOA End of Life Care Committee and has published and lectured nationally on this topic.