Chesapeake Palliative Medicine Team

Our Chesapeake Palliative Medicine team is a group of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who specialize in the care of people with advanced illness. We are experts in helping manage pain and other difficult symptoms, and more importantly, we can help guide you along this journey. Many doctors consult us to help patients and their families navigate the health care system, reduce unnecessary suffering and define the goals of care that make sense for you.

Stephanie Alston, Palliative Coordinator
Jennifer Bowen, MSN-NP-C
Amy Brumme, CRNP
Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer
Jennifer Clark, MD
Bill Copeland, MS, CRNP, ACHPN
Katie Gast, MS, NP-C, CRNP, ACHPN
Genevieve Lightfoot-Taylor, MSN, CFNP, CHPN
Deirdre McCullough, Palliative Coordinator
Patricia McMillan, MS, MHA, Director of Medical Services
Dixie Poe, RN, MSN, MGA, CFNP
Avis Queen, Palliative Medicine Liaison
Gayle Schantzen, MD
Megan Stidham, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Talisha Tilghman, RN, Triage Nurse
Jessica Whittemore, LCSW-C
Rudolph Willis, MD

For more information, please contact us at or call 443-837-1525 or 443-837-3376 for more details.