Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C

Executive Director APHSW

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Over 34 years ago, Gary began his hospice career as a volunteer. Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education.

Gary holds Masters Degrees in both Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He also holds the new Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C). Gary received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved and is the recipient of the national social work organization Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education.

Gary is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at state and national conferences and works as a consultant for various businesses and healthcare organizations. He has recently taken on the role as Executive Director of the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work certification organization.