Don Pendley is the Director of Hospice and Palliative Care for the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ.  Previously, for 23 years, he was President of the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Healthcare Quality Strategies of New Jersey, as Board President of Community Health Charities of New Jersey and as President of the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives.  He serves on the Biomedical Ethics Committee of the Medical Society of New Jersey, the Steering Committee of Conversation of Your Life and the End-of-Life Work Group of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  A former newspaper reporter, he holds an M.A. in journalism from Syracuse and a B.A. in English and political science from Montclair State.