Talbot Hospice Executive Director Vivian Dodge recently announced the appointment of two new staff members. April Motovidlak, MS, ACNP-BC, will serve as nurse practitioner for Talbot Palliative Care, and Megan Ryan will serve as the Pathways Program Coordinator.
April Motovidlak has 20 years’ experience in the nursing field having served most recently as an acute care nurse practitioner for Shore Bayy Hospitalists and Eastern Shore Emergency Physicians. She currently serves as Medical Director of the Sexual Assault Program at UM Shore Regional Health, a position she has held since 2011. Motovidlak is a graduate of Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Nursing. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and served as president of the Eastern Shore Chapter in 2008.
Megan Ryan joined the Talbot Hospice team in August as the Pathways Coordinator. In this role Ryan will oversee the pre-hospice, non-medical, volunteer program of supportive services for individuals diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Prior to joining Talbot Hospice Ryan worked at Mid-Shore Pro Bono for 9 years where she had been the Elder Law Project Manager and Deputy Director. In her years in Easton she has also volunteered for Habitat Choptank and Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a minor in Health Sciences from Boston College.
“We are so fortunate to have these talented professionals join our team,” said Executive Director Vivian Dodge. “Their skills and expertise will truly benefit our organization and our community.” Founded in 1981, Talbot Hospice is the premier resource for hospice, palliative care, and grief support services in Talbot County and is the 2019 Talbot Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Nonprofit. For more information about Talbot Hospice visit TalbotHospice.org or call 410-822-6681.