A Company With Purpose


Tracie is devoted to helping individuals and families live with intention and discover meaningful ways to learn from and share their wisdom, values and passions. With that goal in mind, she authored the programming and resources for Life Reflection Stories and co-authored Making a Difference Plans.

Ms. Ward launched Celebrations of Life Services in 2007 with the LegacyJourney® serving as the foundation to enable these services to be more engaging, accessible and affordable for everyone.

Tracie leveraged her 20-plus prior years as a business consultant and strategist to develop LivingWisely so that organizations may fully utilize these innovative solutions to maximize their impact and help transform the lives of those they serve.


Barry is a leading authority on ethical wills and pioneered their use in hospice, palliative care and other communities.

He authored the book, Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper, as well as several other resources on the topic, which have been featured nationally.

Dr. Baines received his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975. He is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Barry continues to serve as a hospice medical director in addition to his role with Celebrations of Life and LivingWisely.

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