AHPCA is pleased to welcome Becky Luedtke to the Board of Directors! Becky works in Sales Enablement at a large professional services firm. She fell into her career and stayed because she gets to work with so many different kinds of people and is constantly learning new things. Becky loves to problem solve for her clients, giving them not only what they need and want but also creating an exceptional experience for them.
Becky became interested in palliative care when her step-dad was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2010. Through that experience, she learned a lot about what palliative care truly means. Like so many people, prior to her family’s experience Becky assumed that palliative care was meant for people at the very end of life. Her personal experience showed her that palliative care is there for the entire journey of losing a loved one diagnosed with a terminal disease. The support that Becky and her family received through that experience was a great blessing.
After her family’s experience, Becky now realizes that outside the medical field, hospice and palliative care is not well-understood. She wants to help bridge that gap in getting the message out to more people so they know what is available to them when they need support.
These days, Becky spends her leisure time going for lots of walks with her Labrador, Kash, who loves the attention and never wants COVID to end. During non-COVID times, Becky enjoys getting together with friends for a great meal and wine. Becky’s motto? Start with empathy.