Kathleen Ziemba, MSW, LCSW
Senior Faculty Consultant
Kathleen Ziemba became an Advance Care Planning Instructor in 2004 and joined the Respecting Choices faculty team in 2014. Ms. Ziemba obtained a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has 30 years’ experience as a clinical social worker and leader in healthcare, hospice, and palliative care.
Throughout her career, Ms. Ziemba has chosen roles which best allow her to deliver a strengths-based practice, person- and family-centered care, program innovation, and professional mentoring. In her management roles, Ziemba was an active member on Ethics, Critical Incident Debriefing, Clinical Practice, and Community and Professional Education committees. She serves as Respecting Choices faculty and steering committee member for Honoring Choices Wisconsin, an advance care planning initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Ziemba consults with individuals and teams to improve values-based conversations and coordination of care by integrating advance care planning into routine care and the fabric of the larger community.