Lumina’s Award-Winning Team
At Lumina, our staff give from the heart, providing clinically-excellent and compassionate end-of-life care. Our interdisciplinary team of medical professionals and highly-trained staff provide services across a continuum of care—from hospice and palliative care to community education programs, and grief and caregiver support. Our award-winning team is here to support you and your family when you need it most.
Amy Baird, LCSWExecutive Director and Social Services Manager
Amy Baird, LCSW
Amy Baird has been a social worker since 1998. She has worked with families at all stages throughout her career. Since coming to Lumina in September 2019, she has been focused on caring for individuals and families through the dying process. In addition to providing social work services to individuals and families, Baird is approved by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers to provide clinical supervision to social workers seeking their LCSW. She has served Lumina in the role of Social Services Clinical Manager, providing leadership and care for Lumina social workers and chaplains. She also provides leadership for the Volunteer, Bereavement and Transitions programs, and now serves Lumina as the Executive Director.
Daniel Harris, MD, HMDCMedical Director
Daniel Harris, MD, HMDC
Dr. Daniel Harris was a student at Corvallis High School when Benton Hospice Services was founded. He studied Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and received his MD degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University. He completed residency in Greeley Colorado, then his career took him to Crescent City, California and Silverton, Oregon. He returned to live in his home town in 2012 but continues to work as an inpatient hospitalist physician at Legacy Silverton Hospital. Dr. Harris joined Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in 2019 with eight years experience as a part-time hospice doctor. He maintains board certification in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Katelyn CooperOperations Director
Katelyn Cooper joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in February 2017 and is a member of the Leadership team. Cooper has worked in a variety of healthcare management positions as well as direct patient care for the last 11 years. She has a strong background in HR, IT and building management. Her duties include providing board support, administrative operations and supervising administrative staff.
Helen Kao, MDMedical Director of Clinical Innovations
Helen Kao, MD
Dr. Helen Kao joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in 2016 after nine years at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Kao is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Care. She has special interests in house calls, dementia care, reducing polypharmacy in health care, supporting adults who experience physical and cognitive decline, and advocating for comprehensive advanced care planning. Dr. Kao has been recognized with awards of distinction not only for her clinical care but also for her teaching and leadership.
Gina MorfordHuman Resources Manager
Gina Morford comes to Lumina with 14 years of Human Resources experience from various industries, including hospice. Her grandfather was assisted by Benton Hospice Service during his last phase of life and that is where she first learned about the importance of hospice and palliative care. Morford feels honored to work for the organization that provided outstanding service and care to her family.
Mo Weinman, MSNDirector of Nursing
Mo Weinman, MSN
Mo Weinman joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in February of 2022. Weinman brings nearly 20 years of experience in critical care and completed a Master’s degree in Nursing Education in 2022. In her role, Mo oversees the clinical team and works closely with other members of leadership and administrative staff to ensure compliance and excellent patient care.