The Director of CPE is Rev. Mary Martha Thiel. Mary Martha is an ACPE Certified Educator and board certified chaplain. She has particular expertise in program start-up, interfaith chaplaincy, and spiritual care at the end of life. Her research and teaching interests in the past several years have included Spiritual Care with the Spiritual-But-Not-Religious and Spiritual Care of LGBT elders. She can be contacted by email at MaryMarthaThiel@hsl.harvard.edu or by phone at 617-363-8804.

Jewish course content in Rev. Mary Martha Thiel’s units is taught by guest teachers, including Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Director of Spiritual Care at Hebrew SeniorLife, and Rabbi Beth Naditch. Rabbi Sara was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of the Conservative movement and is a board certified chaplain. She can be contacted by email at spaasche-orlow@hsl.harvard.edu or at 617-363-8386.

Rabbi Beth Naditch is a board certified chaplain and ACPE Certified Educator. She was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of the Conservative movement in 1999. Beth’s teaching interests include spiritual care through the lens of resilience and trauma, as well as using Jewish text study to inform Jewish spiritual care. She can be contacted by email at BethNaditch@hsl.harvard.edu or by phone at (617) 982-2733.

HSL/HRC CPE is an accredited program of ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education, and offers Level I and Level II CPE.