Amy Tucci

Amy Tucci is President and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). She began work with HFA in 2004, directing its national annual Living with Grief® educational event and its Washington, DC office and staff. She has produced numerous educational programs on advanced illness care and grief and has edited more than a dozen books on topics involving end of life, including ethics; pain management; child and adolescent grief; grief theory; aging; diversity; and spirituality. In addition to carrying out HFA’s core mission, Amy has overseen or is actively engaged with several national grant-funded initiatives related to advance care planning, children and funerals, and autism and grief. She serves as director of the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Prior to joining HFA, Amy was a press secretary on Capitol Hill for the Committee on Ways and Means; vice president of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, and director of communications and membership for the American Public Human Services Association. She began her career as a newspaper journalist. Amy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on HFA’s Board of Directors, the Board of Consultors for the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, and the Leadership and Development Committee for the Association for Death, Education, and Counseling.