Descanso y Consuelo / Music for Palliative Care

Board of Directors

Alicia Allen, Santa Fe, NM

Janet Schreiber, Santa Fe, NM

Mary Villalobos, Espanola, NM 

We offer grateful recognition for the service of previous Board members:  Joanne Hoover, Bernadette Prinster, Dick Lumaghi and Walter Forman, MD. 

Founding Executive Director

Judith Shotwell founded Circle of Love in 1995.  She was in the first graduating class of the Chalice of Repose Project School of Music-Thanatology and was certified as a Music-Thanatologist in 1994.  She has worked with hospices in Virginia, Georgia and New Mexico. For the past 13 years she has served as  music-thantologist for PMS The Hospice Center in Santa Fe, NM. 

Judith's love of theater has also inspired a long career as a professional actress, director, playwright and educator throughout the United States.  Judith holds a Masters in Education from Georgia State University and received her Bachelor of Arts mcl in English Literature from Harvard University. She completed the Alexander Alliance SW Teacher Training Program and teaches the Alexander Technique.


Hot off the Press!

Great Article in Nov/Dec 2013 Issue of Spiritual and Health Magazine: