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Ms. Liliana De Lima

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Executive Director

Phone: (713) ***-****  
Email: l***@***.com
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
5535 Memorial Drive, Suite FPMB 509
Houston , Texas 77007
United States

Company Description: Palliative care offers support to patients living with a terminal illness and their families, and supports families in bereavement. The World Health Organisation...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MHA
  • masters' degree , Clinical Psychology
  • bachelor's degree , psychology
  • bachelor's degree Degree , psychology
  • MHA Short Bio
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International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care, 26 Nov 2015 [cached]
Liliana de Lima, MHA, Executive Director
IAHPC Board of Directors, 10 May 2012 [cached]
Liliana De Lima, MHA Short Bio Executive Director:
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care, 26 Nov 2015 [cached]
Liliana De Lima
Liliana De Lima, MHA
Liliana De Lima has a background in clinical psychology with a postgraduate degree in healthcare administration, a fellowship in pain and policy and doctoral studies in healthcare policy and administration. She has been the Executive Director of IAHPC since early 2000. In this capacity, Liliana has the overall responsibility of managing the day-to-day tasks of the organization and implementing the strategic plan developed by the IAHPC Board of Directors.
Before taking this position, Liliana was program director at the Department of Palliative Care in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Previously she worked with the Pan American Health Organization in developing a regional framework in palliative care for countries in Latin America. Before her move to the USA, she was the founder and coordinator of the hospice La Viga, in Cali, Colombia, her native country. La Viga was the first hospice in the Latin American region and served as a center of reference for other hospice programs and palliative care initiatives throughout Colombia.
Liliana has been working in palliative care for more than 25 years - her primary interests are supporting and advancing palliative care initiatives and policies in low and middle income countries. She serves on the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence and on other working committees. She has implemented opioid availability workshops in 12 countries in Latin America and has served as a consultant and adviser to governments in the process of designing and implementing national palliative care programs and policies.
Liliana received the award for the State of Texas Traineeship for high scholastic achievement students and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Certificate of recognition for high scholastic achievement. In 2014, she was awarded the John Loeser Presidential Award by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) for her contribution to the availability and access to pain treatment and advancement of palliative care in the world.
In her role as IAHPC Executive Director, Liliana has established strong relationships with other regional and national organizations, developed sustained relations with its board members, and successfully administered resources to fulfill the organization's mission. To date, she has raised more than four million dollars to support the organization.
She helped develop and implement several IAHPC projects, including the IAHPC List of Essential Medicines for Palliative Care in 2007, the IAHPC List of Essential Practices in Palliative Care in 2012, the IAHPC Opioid Essential Prescription Package in 2012 and the application to the WHO for the List of Essential Medicines in Palliative Care for the Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Medicines in April 2013.
Liliana enjoys reading and taking walking tours in the countryside with her husband. Their children are married and live in Colombia and England.
The Institute for Palliative Medicine: Liliana De Lima, MHA, 23 Jan 2011 [cached]
Liliana De Lima, MHA International Associate Faculty The Institute for Palliative Medicine: Liliana De Lima, MHA
The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice
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Liliana De Lima, MHA
Liliana De Lima, MHA
IAHPC Executive Director, Houston, Texas
Liliana De Lima is a native of Colombia, South America. Her academic background is in clinical psychology with post graduate degrees in clinical psychology and health care administration; and a fellowship in pain and policy studies.
Previously, Liliana held positions including coordinator and director of Hospice La Viga in Colombia and program director of international programs in the Palliative care department, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is a founder of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) and was its President from 2004 to 2010. Since August 2000 she has been the Executive Director of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC).
Liliana is a member of the WHO Expert Committee on the Drug Dependence and served in the WHO Committee on the selection and use of Essential Medicines. She serves as an adviser in several committees and is a board member of her family business in Colombia. Liliana and her husband, Enrique, live in Houston.
11th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Vienna, 7th-10th May 2009, 20 July 2010 [cached]
Dr. Connor presented the work of the WPCA and Liliana presented the Joint Declaration for the Recognition of Access to Pain Treatment and Palliative Care as Human Rights.
Liliana De Lima, MHA Executive Director
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