About Chris MacLellan
Affectionately known as "The Bow Tie Guy," Chris MacLellan is the Founder and CEO of The Whole Care Network™, author of “What’s The Deal with Caregiving?", and he has been an advocate for caregivers through his blog, "The Purple Jacket," and Healing Ties podcast since 2012. The story of Chris and his partner, Richard Schiffer, was chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated story, “In Sickness and in Health: A Couple’s Final Journey“--the story told of the love and care of the last six months of Richard's life and the struggles LGBT caregivers face. Chris masters degree thesis, "Caregiving, Stress and its Impact in the Workplace'," was accepted by the faculty at Gonzaga University where he earned a masters degree in Communication and Leadership in 2016. Chris is a national speaker and presents regularly on topics that impact family caregivers.