Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Bronwen works as Chaplain in the Supportive Care Services team at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. She is a humanist chaplain who works to ease the existential and spiritual distress of people with cancer. Her patients are from all over the world, from all classes, religions, languages, sexual orientations, and philosophies.
Bronwen is a co-facilitator of the GRACE (Growing Resiliency and Courage with Cancer) program at Cedars-Sinai for women with metastatic cancer. The program shares tools for resiliency for dealing with life-threatening cancer drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, positive thinking, poetry, art, and music. The program is inspired by the work of Viktor Frankl and Rachel Naomi Remen.
Before becoming a chaplain in 2012, Bronwen worked as a professional musician, working as a clarinetist, orchestrator, and documentary film composer. In 2011 she received an Emmy for “Your Turn to Care,” aired nationally on American Public Television.
Bronwen was born in Adelaide, Australia, and moved to the US in 1983.