Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition

The Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition is a project of the Riverside County Physicians Memorial Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization of the Riverside County Medical Association.

IEPCC Advisory Group

Dr. Tarek Mahdi, M.D.

Dr. Tarek Mahdi, M.D. CMD, FAAFP
IEPCC Advisory Group, Chair

Dr. Mahdi was awarded the "Outstanding Contribution to Medicine Award for 2008" by the Riverside County Medical Association. He is very active throughout the Inland Empire serving as a Medical Director to Gero-Palliative Program at Parkview Hospital, Care Alternative Hospice, Magnolia Rehabilitation, Encore (Alzheimer's Assisted Living) and Primecare of Riverside.

Dr. Mahdi serves on numerous hospital boards and committees with Riverside County Medical Association, Parkview Community Hospital, Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition, and Riverside Community Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree in 1983 in Sofia, Bulgari and completed his Family Practice Residency in Kentucky in 1996 at the University of Louisville. Distinguished certificates include being Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Certified Medical Director, Diplomat American Board of Family Practice, and Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the recipient of Parkview Community Hospital's "Gavel of Appreciation Award as Family Practice Department Chair" (2005), Riverside Community Hospital's "Just-4-Docs Award for Commitment to Palliative Care" (2005) and their "Dedication to Palliative Care Award" (2004), and Riverside County Medical Association's "Outstanding Contribution to Medicine Award for 2008".


Gina Jervey Mohr, M.D.
IEPCC Advisory Group, Co-Chair

Dr. Mohr has been a member of the IEPCC's Advisory Group since 2005 and is the Co-Founder and Director of the Loma Linda Medical Center Palliative Care Consultation Service. She serves as Chair, for the Loma Linda Medical Center Ethics Committee (2009-present), and is an Assistant Professor for Family Medicine at Loma Linda University Family Medical Group since 1999. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is the recipient of LLUMC's "Internal Medicine Residency Award for Outstanding Dedication to Teaching for Palliative Medicine Lectures" (2003), "Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative for Cancer Pain Improvement" (2003), LLUMC Medical Staff's "Whole Person Care Award" (2006), LLUMC's "Family Medicine Residency Faculty of the Year Award" (2009). Dr. Mohr has presented extensively on palliative care since 2000 and has published numerous articles on palliative care and pain management. She also co-hosted the radio show, "Ask Your Doctor" from 2003-2007.

Chaplin Paul Hartson

Chaplin Paul Hartson
IEPCC Advisory Group Member
Paul is the Chaplin at Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. He earned his Bachelors in Ministry from The Londen Institute and a Masters from Almeda University. He is a board certified expert in Traumatic Stress from the National Center for Crisis Management. He has a Certificate of Ordination from Crossroads Christian Church in Corona, CA. and is currently the facilitator for the Grief Share Bereavement Program at the same place. Paul is also certified in Group Crisis Intervention from Critical Stress Management and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition. Paul lives in Riverside with his wife Sandy. He has two grown children and two grandkids. He enjoys spending time at his vacation/weekender home in Forest Falls.

Natalie Moy

Natalie Moy, LCSW
IEPCC Advisory Group Member


Jefferson Hills, Executive Director ResCare HomeCare
IEPCC Program Director


Jackie Kimball, RN - Manager, Clinical Support Services, St. Bernadine Medical Center
IEPCC Advisory Group Member


Doug Rakow, Hope Hospice and Healthcare
IEPCC Advisory Group Member