Ann Murray is a physician, practicing as a hospitalist and palliative care physician at Los Robles, who has participated in or facilitated Council training workshops in Auschwitz, Rwanda, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Salinas Valley State Prison, Ojai, and Greyston Foundation in Yonkers, NY. Ann obtained her MD from Loyola University Chicago, then served in the US Navy in Portsmouth and then in Charleston, SC where she was an early innovator in the field of Hospitalist medicine in the late 1990’s. A life-long learner and lover of “important talk”, Ann’s interest in end of life care as well as a concern over the emotional and moral well-being of her fellow clinicians led her to a 2 year chaplaincy program at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM. It was there that she was introduced to the practice of council by her life-partner Jared, and together they travel around the world engaging with people suffering the aftermath of genocide. Ann has seen first-hand the healing effects of council practice, and is committed to finding ways in which it can address the syndromes of burn-out and isolation felt within the healthcare system. Ann is a steward of the Zen Peacemakers Order, mother of three grown children, and recent neophyte in growing bonsai.