For the past twelve years, Cari has been – and still is – the regional coordinator of an internationally recognized Advance Care Planning (ACP) program at Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia. In this role, she has championed the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of ACP policies, systemic processes, educational resources and promotional materials. Cari is an educator, a facilitator, a policy maker, a collaborator, and an activist. Cari’s unwavering vision has provided the opportunity to support and influence the implementation of other ACP programs. She has had the privilege to contribute to the ACP movements in New Zealand, Singapore and Japan. As a recognized leader, she was seconded as the Provincial Clinical Lead for ACP to support the development of provincial ACP resources for clinicians, patients and their families. Cari’s appointment at UBC Department of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor illustrates her exemplary teaching skills. Through the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), she is proud to be the founder and chair of the Canadian National ACP Community of Practice of Educators and an appointed member of the National ACP Task Group. Cari has presented at several international and national conferences including ones sponsored by the International Society of ACP and End of Life and the CHPCA. She is the author of a chapter entitled Passion, Persistence and Pennies in the book Advance Care Planning Communicating about Matters of Life and Death (pp 273-287), New York. Springer Publishing Company. Cari is a registered social worker (RSW) with two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria. She is currently completing her Masters of Health Studies.