Gary Gardia LCSW, APHSW-C

Gary Gardia

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Over 40 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 Master’s 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 the past Executive Director of the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work certification organization. He is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at state and national conferences and works as a consultant for various businesses and healthcare organizations. 

Gary has been with the Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network since the beginning in 2013 and presents on a wide range of topics for hospice volunteer managers and coordinators, social workers, spiritual caregivers, bereavement professionals, and leadership. He is also the creator of the Online Volunteer Training Program, a revolutionary 6-module course for virtually onboarding hospice volunteers.