EASTON — Talbot Hospice Executive Director Vivian Dodge recently announced the appointment of two new staff members.

April Motovidlak will serve as nurse practitioner for Talbot Palliative Care, and Megan Ryan will serve as the Pathways Program coordinator.

“We are so fortunate to have these talented professionals join our team,” Dodge said. “Their skills and expertise will truly benefit our organization and our community.”

Motovidlak has 20 years of experience in the nursing field, having served most recently as an acute care nurse practitioner for Shore Bayy Hospitalists and Eastern Shore Emergency Physicians. She currently serves as medical director of the Sexual Assault Program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, a position she has held since 2011.

Motovidlak is a graduate of Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Nursing. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and served as president of the Eastern Shore Chapter in 2008.

Ryan joined the Talbot Hospice team in August as the Pathways coordinator. In this role, she oversees the pre-hospice, non-medical, volunteer program of supportive services for individuals diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

Prior to joining Talbot Hospice, Ryan worked at Mid-Shore Pro Bono for nine years as the elder law project manager and deputy director.

In her years in Easton, she also has volunteered for Habitat Choptank and Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a minor in health sciences from Boston College.

Founded in 1981, Talbot Hospice is the premier resource for hospice, palliative care and grief support services in Talbot County, and is the 2019 Talbot Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Nonprofit. For more information, visit TalbotHospice.org or call 410-822-6681.

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