A Registered Nurse, Pat Gibbons is a well-known hospice clinician who has been involved in hospice nursing for over 35 years. She is an associate consultant at NHPCO Edge, specializing in advising clients on best practices for operations and planning for hospice inpatient facilities. Until 2015, Pat served as Clinical Director of the 14-bed inpatient facility operated by Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina. For eight years, she served as section leader for the Nurse Section of the National Council of Hospice Professionals. Pat has also been very active in HIV/AIDS care throughout her career. At NHPCO’s request she traveled to South Africa in 2003 to participate in a workgroup to develop a Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, returning twice to support those providing hospice care. Pat has been featured as a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences on hospice care, access and diversity; the art and science of nursing; HIV; and facility-based and GIP hospice care.