Roy Remer has been an end-of-life caregiver and educator since 1997. He trained with Zen Hospice Project (ZHP) to become a volunteer, and served at the bedside for six years at the Guest House facility before serving for seven years on San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital’s Palliative Care Ward. Roy served on the ZHP board of directors from 2002 until 2008. In 2008, he completed a yearlong end-of-life caregiver training at the Metta Institute in Sausalito, CA.
Roy assumed a leadership role at ZHP in 2010, and currently is the organization’s Director of Education and Training. In addition to leading in-house training, and teaching Mindful Caregiver Education courses throughout the country, Roy facilitates grief support workshops and Open Death Conversations for ZHP. A dedicated practitioner in the Soto Zen tradition, Roy is a student at the San Francisco Zen Center. He also guides wilderness-based rites of passage programs in partnership with EarthWaysLLC of Sebastopol, CA.