Natasha ("Tasha") Beauchamp is the creator of Elder Pages Online. Tasha has worked since 1993 creating multimedia health education programs (CD-ROMs and websites) for projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a research scientist at the Oregon Center for Applied Science, her emphasis has been on senior health programs, with a special focus on family caregiver support materials for Employee Assistance Providers. Tasha has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on NIH-funded programs for family caregivers of elders with dementia, of elders with chronic conditions, and of elders nearing the end of life. She is currently working on a multimedia program for family caregivers of persons with congestive heart failure, and wrapping up a program for bereaved family caregivers.
Tasha received her Masters of Science in Health Promotion from the University of Alberta, where she learned to apply principles of community development to media-based health initiatives. She also has a graduate certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida. Tasha is a senior consultant for the eHealth Institute and makes frequent presentations on how to use the Internet to achieve organizational goals.
On a more personal level, Tasha has been a hospice volunteer since 1997. She was on the original Board of Directors of Partners to Improve End-of-Life Care, a community coalition in Lane County, Oregon. She served on the Western Region Advisory Council for the Robert Wood Johnson Rallying Points program and was a Rallying Points technical consultant, assisting coalitions to get funding and create educational websites, including the award-winning coalitions of Grand Island, Nebraska and the Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition.