The Silver Pen began as a way to discuss Hollye’s journey with breast cancer. She believes that breast cancer happens within the ecosystem of family, friends and community. Consequently, Hollye decided to take the holistic approach and write about breast cancer with style, a sense of humor and Silver Linings. She is an Oscar de la Renta-wearing Pediatric and Adult Palliative Care Nurse and Social Worker with graduate degrees in Bioethics and Child Development.
Previously, Hollye worked as an educator, clinician, trainer, and consultant at the City of Hope National Medical Center, the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Hollye has extensive experience speaking nationally on a family centered approach to working with families facing life-threatening illnesses, bioethics, and grief and bereavement.
Hollye received her MS in Child Development from the Erikson Institute as well as her BSN and MSW from Loyola University Chicago. She completed training in the Educating Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) program, the Palliative Care Program at Harvard University Medical School and a post-doctoral fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.
Hollye currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dream Foundation, the first and largest national non-profit focused on fulfilling the dreams of adults facing life-limiting illness as well as the Friends Committee of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.