Conference Speakers

Lynn Maitland, Ph.D.

Lynn has a Masters in Social Work, a Masters in Medical Ethics, and a Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy. For over fifteen years Lynn was a social worker at Lutheran General Hospital, a teaching hospital with a Level 1 trauma center, in suburban Chicago. Lynn worked with acute rehab patients and families, and followed the trauma patients during their stay. During that time, she helped develop a Palliative Care Program and taught ethics to medical residents. She then served as Director of Ethics and Education at The Park Ridge Center for Health, Faith, and Ethics, and ethics think tank in Chicago where she was responsible planning educational events and ethics consultation for two inner city hospitals.

Lynn served as Director of Ethics at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, and System Vice President of Mission and Ethics for Trinity Health in Livonia, MI. Currently, she is Vice President of Mission and Ethics at UH St. John Medical Center, part of the University Hospitals System in Cleveland. She oversees the ethics program, palliative care, community outreach and pastoral care. Since 2011, Lynn has been Adjunct Assoc. Professor at Georgetown University Graduate School of Nursing.