Lumina Announces Elizabeth French As New Executive Director

Friday, May 10, 2019

Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care has announced the appointment of Elizabeth French as Executive Director.

Ms. French brings with her a broad business background and 30 years of experience in consulting and professional services. Her expertise includes leadership and talent development, strategic relationships, process improvement, corporate governance, community engagement and contract negotiations, among other core management capabilities.

“I look forward to joining an organization with such a clear and focused vision—to provide compassionate care and support for individuals, families and caregivers facing serious illness or end-of-life,” says French. “I am passionate about developing strong and resilient leadership capabilities within the team, creating opportunities for strategic collaboration, and remaining a great resource for the community.”

Elizabeth has called Corvallis home for over 25 years, and received the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce award, Robert C. Ingalls Businessperson of the Year in 2013.

Lumina Governing Board Chair, Seth Bernstein, says, “we have made a bold choice for Lumina. Elizabeth comes to us with vast leadership and business experience. She knows firsthand the value of hospice and palliative care.  She understands and is firmly committed to our mission.” 

Founded as Benton Hospice Service in 1980, Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care is an independent, non-profit community resource providing responsive care for local residents nearing the end of life. Lumina ensures in-home comfort, compassion and control for every patient throughout their remaining days. Wherever home is.