Liliana De Lima

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

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.