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Volunteer Coordinator and Palliative Medicine Chaplain
Kafunyi Mwamba is a Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains with several certificates in Palliative Care. He is a PhD Candidate in Palliative Care with Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. He completed six units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Cleveland Clinic, VA Cleveland and Geisinger Medical Center. He worked for three years as a Palliative Care Chaplain at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California. He emigrated to the United States in the late 1990s from the Democratic Republic of Congo to earn a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry at seminary schools in New York and Ohio.
Ven. Zhiyun Cai
Outpatient Palliative Care Chaplain and ED Chaplain
Ven. Zhiyun Cai is a Board-Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains with three Palliative Care Chaplaincy certifications. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1993 in the Zen Buddhist tradition in China, she received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of the West. Trained as a Chaplain Resident and Palliative Care fellow at Stanford Health Care, she served with an agency as staff palliative care and hospice chaplain for two years and also as a chaplain in the Emergency Department at Stanford Health Care. Her research includes mindfulness training to increase the quality of life for the Palliative Care patients, Self-Calming Rituals, Competency Cultural Education, and Asian Perceptive on Death and Dying. Ven. Zhiyun Cai has traveled extensively in the United States and overseas to provide spiritual care and teachings.