All Saints' Health Ministries Coordinator
The parish Health Ministries Coordinator is Patrice Al-Shatti, who assists the clergy in supporting parish members with health or other personal issues. She provides counsel, referral, and education as indicated, and is a member of The Community of Hope. Patrice is a member of All Saints’, a graduate of the University of Arizona and Arizona State University and a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Oncology Social Worker. Patrice has worked in medical and geriatric health care environments for twenty five years, most recently with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. She is on the board of directors of the Association of Oncology Social Work, and has been a member of the Arizona Cancer Leadership Team, and a field instructor with the Arizona State University social work program. She ran pre-hospice transition programs for Hospice of the Valley and Sun Health Hospice and provided significant training to health professionals and families in the loving and honest ways we can communicate about end of life issues. She has also supported elders to finding meaning and community in many environments, including independent, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities. Patrice says, “Working with families experiencing the stresses of illness and aging has been my life’s work, and I look forward to serving the wellness needs of the All Saints’ community.” She can be reached through the church office at 602-279-5539, extension 161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.