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A comprehensive advance care planning program presented by BIDF Staff and local experts in healthcare, finance, law, and more.



Networking with coffee, tea, lemonade, and pastries


Welcome Your Hosts: Kel McBride, Justin Magnuson, and Deb Tuggle

Choosing a Health Care Surrogate Justin Magnuson, Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) and Palliative Care Liaison, University of Louisville

10:20 BREAK

10:30 SESSION 1

RSVP – I’ll see you at my Living Funeral Lacy Robinson, Director of Member Development for the National Funeral Directors Association

Palliative Care and Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Dr. Lori Earnshaw, Medical Director at Hosparus Health. , Mary Haynes, CEO of Nazareth Home

Healing Through the Estate Closure Diane Walker, Life Celebrant

11:20 BREAK

11:30 SESSION 2

Death Positive Communication Skills Justin Magnuson, KY MOST and Palliative Care Liaison at University of Louisville

The Reality of Health Care Deb Tuggle, Clinical Nurse Specialist, President, Critical Care Curriculum

Obituaries and Bucket Lists Cathy Fyock, The Business Book Strategist & Kel McBride, The Lively Death Lady, Clearly Depart


Creative Funeral Options Kel McBride, The Lively Death Lady, Clearly Depart

Networking, Advanced Directives, and Exhibitors

2:00 SESSION 3

Identity Theft after Death Jim Baber, Senior Systems Engineer at Van Ausdall & Farrar

In-Home Health Chris Ballatine, Owner Interim HealthCare of Louisville

Legacy Boxes Ann Curtis, Managing Editor, Edible Louisville & The Bluegrass Magazine

2:50 BREAK

3:00 SESSION 4

Self-Care for Caregivers Heidi Yost, Personal Health Coach and Guided Meditation Expert

How to Dispose of the Body…(Yours !) Kel McBride, The Lively Death Lady, Clearly Depart

Dying to Live a Better Life Doug Van Houten, Personal Development Mentor at Body, Heart and Soulcraft Guide

3:50 BREAK

4:00 WRAP UP

Living Life Your Hosts: Deb Tuggle, Justin Magnuson, and Kel McBride

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