Gina Quiles-Pollard, RN, BSN is the Director of Patient Care Services for Walla Walla Community Hospice in Walla Walla, WA and recently participated in the 2019-2020 University of Washington’s Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care cohort. Early in her nursing career, which spans over 20 years, she focused on pediatric care in South Florida’s Memorial Healthcare System where she cared for pediatric patients in the emergency, medical, surgical, and oncology departments. After thirteen years of rewarding work she and her family made the cross country move to the Pacific Northwest. While in Walla Walla she led teams in family medicine, cardiac service lines, and currently in palliative and end of life care. She has also participated in research studying the relationship of diabetes in the local Latino community and participated in advocacy of the PCHETA bill on Capitol Hill in 2019. Gina loves her Cuban coffee in the mornings and cooking Cuban dishes passed down to her by her grandmother (Wela) and great aunt (Tia) in the evenings with her family.