Gretchen Schodde
INCCP Cohort 19, INCCP Cohort 23, INCCP Cohort 26
Associate Faculty
Union, WA

My journey in healthcare was influenced greatly by growing up on alarge dairy farm near Mt. Rainier with fruit vegetable gardens, aswell as hundreds of grass fed cows, chickens & pigs. I am the Founderand Executive Director Emerita of Harmony Hill Retreat Center.Harmony Hill is a retreat center located about two hours west ofSeattle, on 12 acres of beautiful grounds overlooking Hood Canal andthe Olympic Mountains. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner, a formerUniv. of Washington Assistant Professor, and was one of the firstNurse Practitioners in WA practicing at a rural health clinic in theCascade Mountains. As part of my first decade in Union whileHarmony Hill was starting I was a volunteer on the local Fire Department and helped start a critical incident debriefing team. Our residential cancer support program is at the heart of Harmony Hill’s mission and now serves more than 1200 people a year. We have had continuing education programs for nurses and were honored that Barbara & Susan could be with us. In my free time, I joyfully spend in the Harmony Hill gardens with much focus on our incredibly beautiful dahlias, zinnias, abundant organic vegetables, new aquaponic system in our greenhouse, as well as helping build a third labyrinth. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, walking and annually co-facilitate a pilgrimage retreat to the sacred healing Isle of Iona, Scotland.