Carol P. Curtiss, MSN, RN-BC
Founding Member of MassPI, Past Consulting Chair, Past Webmaster
Retired from MassPI Steering Council
Western MA (Franklin County)
Carol was involved in the original short-lived Massachusetts Pain Initiative and she was one of the original founders of the reactivated MassPI in 1999 after several years of inactivity. She was one of the key leaders of MassPI until her retirement in 2017. Carol served on the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI), the national organizing board. She was named a special lecturer for ASPI in 2003, and she received ASPI’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008 for her numerous contributions to MassPI and ASPI. Carol was a clinical nurse specialist in independent practice, an internationally recognized speaker, educator, contributor to professional peer-reviewed journals, leader in multiple professional national nursing associations, and a frequently sought participant in leadership projects to develop and promote improved standards of care in pain management, oncology, cancer survivorship, palliative care, and end-of-life care.