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Board of Directors 2021 - 2022

 


President
Rev. Dr. Jeffery T. Garland DMin EdS BCC-PCHAC
Executive Committee Member 

The Reverend  Jeffery T. Garland DMin EdS BCC has been an active member with APC® since 1997 and a BCCI® board certified chaplain since 2002 and Palliative Care and Hospice Advanced Certified (PCHAC) in 2019. He is employed as a chaplain the VNA Health Group Barnabas Health Home and Hospice & Palliative Care Center in West Orange, New Jersey. Endorsed by The American Baptist Churches, USA, Garland is the assistant to the pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. He received his doctorate of ministry from Drew University School of Theology, his master of divinity from New York Theological Seminary and his education specialist in marriage and family therapy degree from Seton Hall University. He has served APC in the roles of Membership Services Council member, Multi-Cultural Multi-Ethnic Committee Chair, APC Conference Planning Committee Spiritual Needs chair and Nominating Committee member.



 

President-Elect
Rev. John Simon MDiv MTS BCC

Executive Committee Member 

The Rev. John Simon is the Assistant Vice-President of Spiritual Health Services at Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Valhalla, NY since 2014. An ordained American Baptist clergy of 33 years, serving 20-plus years as a professional healthcare chaplain across the nation, Rev. Simon also serves as the proud Pastor of the Historic Second Baptist Church, a small but strong congregation in Poughkeepsie, NY since June 2009. He is the former Senior Pastor of Lowery Community Christian Church of Aurora, CO. Rev. Simon is board-certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains and is the President-Elect of its Board of Directors and former Chair of the Professional Ethics Commission. Rev. Simon is a graduate of Yale University School of Divinity (M.Div.), the Iliff School of Theology (M.T.S.) with distinction and is a product of Prairie View A&M University (B.B.A. - Accounting). A former internal auditor in the insurance industry with a background in non-profit administration and juvenile corrections, Rev. Simon blends a unique town-and-gown ministry. A nationally recognized leader in the field of professional chaplaincy, Rev. Simon is an author, lecturer and seasoned facilitator in the areas of professional chaplaincy, faith and mental health, and family systems and leadership dynamics for healthy congregations. He has mentored many in preparation for congregational and professional ministry settings over the years. His present leadership duties at Westchester Medical Center includes oversight of Chaplaincy Services; administrative director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Chair of the Schwartz Center Compassion Rounds and facilitator of various employee wellness initiatives. Rev. Simon is the husband of Lady Dr. Angela Hooks and father of four beautiful adult children. 



Treasurer
Rev. Mark LaRocca-Pitts PhD BCC
Executive Committee Member 

Mark LaRocca-Pitts served as a professional chaplain for nearly 20 years in community outreach, acute care, and hospice settings. He currently serves as Pastor in Charge at a United Methodist Church outside of Atlanta, GA and has a part-time PRN chaplain position at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.  He has been BCCI® board certified since 2006 and is ordained by the United Methodist Church. He has served in various leadership roles with APC®, including state representative of Georgia, chair of the History Committee, chair of the Communications Committee, on the Quality in Chaplaincy Care Committee, and on the task forces for Standards of Practice in Acute Care, in Long-Term Care, and the Integrated Standards of Practice. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for APC. Mark received his BA and MA in Religious Studies from Indiana University, his MDiv from Harvard Divinity School, and his PhD from Harvard University. He is past president of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Chaplains and founder/host of Death Café Atlanta. 


Secretary
 



 

BCCI Representative
Rev. Stacy Auld MDiv BCC

Stacy L. Auld serves as the Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.  She began her chaplaincy career at Houston Methodist as a CPE resident in 2009, served as a clinical chaplain for 5 years and most recently as the director for 6 years.  Prior to her call to ministry, she was a jewelry buyer for the Zale Corporation for 8 years. Stacy has been BCCI® board certified since 2011. She has served in various leadership roles with APC®, including chair of the local arrangements subcommittee for the 2017 conference, chair of the planning committee for the first ever virtual annual conference in 2021 and a member of the Commission on Certification.  Recently she was selected to serve on the APC® and ACPE® Implementation Work Group Organizational Culture Task Force. Stacy is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.  She served nine years on the Board of Ordained Ministry and now currently serves on the Clergy Leadership Formation team in the Texas Annual Conference of the UMC.  Stacy earned an BS in Accounting and Management from Texas A&M University in 1997 and an MDiv from Duke Divinity School in 2007.
 

 
 
   

Director
Rabbi Jodie Futornick DBe MA BCC

 
Rabbi Jodie Futornick, DBe,MA, BCC is an acute care staff chaplain at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle Washington, with specialization in bioethics. She has been a BCCI certified chaplain since 2007. Jodie received her Rabbinical Ordination and Master of Arts from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1989, and an additional MA in Bioethics from Loyola of Chicago in 2011. She recently completed a Doctor of Bioethics degree (D.Be.), also from Loyola. She is endorsed by the Rabbinical Assembly of Judaism’s Conservative movement. Jodie has served APC in a variety of volunteer roles, including State Representative and Continuing Education Chairs in IL, Certification Chair of Area 5, Education Committee, Chair of 2012 annual conference Workshop Committee, Membership Committee, and most recently, chair of the Bioethics Standards of Practice Task Force.



Director
Rev. Amy Karriker MDiv BCC


Rev. Karriker is the Director of Chaplaincy Services at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY. She holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  Karriker is BCCI board certified since 2001 and is ordained and endorsed through the United Church of Christ. She has been very active with APC serving in many roles, as a Development Committee member, Chair of 2010 Annual APC Conference, Area 1 Certification chair, facilitator of the Pediatric Special Interest Group, and Membership Committee chair.



Director
Rev. Inetta Reddell MBE MACS MDiv BCC


Rev. Inetta Reddell has been a Board Certified Chaplain since 2013 and is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She has served on several boards including the Board of Directors for Kairos International Prison and the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at Deerfield, Riverwood, and Bannockburn (DBR) as well as served on their Executive Board of Directors. Inetta has a MDiv and MBE (Masters of Bioethics) and Masters of Christian Studies with emphasis in Pastoral Counseling and was ordained at Second Baptist Church. She is currently working at UMC (University Medical Center) Health System in Lubbock, TX since 2013. Inetta also currently serves as senior pastor for First United Methodist Church of Sudan. Prior to serving on the APC Board of Directors, Inetta was APCState Representative for North Texas State.
 



 

Director
Douglas Stewart MDiv BCC MSME


Douglas Stewart MDiv BCC MSME is the Chief Chaplain of Memorial Regional Health System (MRHS) in Belleville, Illinois. MRHS is a part of BJC Health of St. Louis, Missouri. Rev. Stewart has served as Chief Chaplain since 2016. He also has responsibilities for Community Benefit and Ethics. 
Prior to his current position, Rev. Stewart was Director of Innovation and Lean at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where he developed the lean initiatives, quality improvement and Spiritual Care Services for the hospital and Southern Illinois Region of HSHS. Rev. Stewart was on the St. Elizabeth’s hospital administrative team as well. Rev. Stewart has served 12 years as an adjunct faculty in Philosophy at Southwestern Illinois College teaching Philosophy, Ethics and developed a bioethics program.  He has a Master’s in Divinity, a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in fracture mechanics from Southern Methodist University, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rev. Stewart is an ordained Elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and is endorsed by the United Methodist Higher Education as a chaplain. He has been married for 27 years and has two children. In his free time, Rev. Stewart has served in scouting at the local, council, and national level, his local church, and enjoys ham radio and cycling.



Director
Tanya Willis-Robinson MDiv BCC


Tanya Willis-Robinson MDiv BCC serves as chaplain at IU Health and is a licensed Evangelist in the Church of God in Christ.  She received her commissioning as a Chaplain in the COGIC in December 2016.  Tanya serves patients and their families in the Sickle Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant Clinics and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.  Tanya has served in the Navy and Air Force and is a proud veteran. She is passionate about fostering relationships with everyone and will stop to greet the EVS worker, the Dietitian, and the Maintenance Team.  Tanya believes in Teamwork and shows this through her collaborative conversations with Physicians, Techs, Spiritual Care Colleagues, CPE Students and Educators. BCCI® board certified since April 2017, Tanya has served the chaplaincy profession as Region 4 Area Chair, in Advocacy for Colleagues and Students of the AHC, and is a member of the BCCI Commission on Certification.



Ex-officio Member
Patricia F. Appelhans JD

Chief Executive Officer

Patricia F. Appelhans JD is the CEO of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC).   Pat has been with APC since 2009. As CEO of APC, Pat works closely with APC leadership teams, its pastoral cognate groups, as well as organizational leaders in allied health and human services organizations. Prior to serving as CEO of APC, Pat was director at SmithBucklin Corporation, an association management company serving as executive director to several non profits.  Pat has many years experience as a non profit professional serving in trade, professional and service organizations.  Pat is also a licensed attorney and served as counsel for several non profits. Pat has been an active volunteer in other non profits such as Association Forum and served as their Chairman of the Board.  Pat was the recipient of the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award from Association Forum. She was also Chairman of the Greater Chicago Girl Scout Alliance and Rotarian of the Year at the Elgin Rotary International Club.  Pat currently serves as secretary of COMISS and on the National Advisory Board of CSU Institute for Palliative Care. Pat earned her B.A. from University of Illinois Chicago and her J.D. from Northern Illinois University. She is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois.