Hospice of Santa Barbara Welcomes Natasha M. Marston, MD as New Board Member

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) welcomes Natasha M. Marston, MD to their Board of Directors.


Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) welcomes Natasha M. Marston, MD to their Board of Directors. Dr. Marston has been a member of the Santa Barbara community for over 25 years after following her father in becoming a UCSB alumnus in 1998. 

Dr. Marston hails from Ohio where she was born and raised as a child on a rural farm and graduated high school in suburban Columbus. A mother to a young son and wife to an activist and environmental lawyer, Dr. Marston has found a quite beautiful community here in Santa Barbara for which she is very grateful. 

Dr. Marston is also a lifelong dancer and has a deep appreciation of nature and the power it holds for our health and healing choosing to spend much of her time appreciating it in different ways. She also loves to cook and play with plants and dirt. Her journey to medicine began as a child and took her from UCSB to the UCLA School of Medicine where she excelled academically and developed as a humanitarian. From there she trained at the amazing and unique family medicine residency program at the Ventura County Medical Center.

After residency, Dr. Marston found her calling in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Marston did her fellowship training with the Cedars-Sinai West LA VA Palliative Medicine program. She then was able to come home to Santa Barbara permanently and for the last decade has worked with the Palliative Care Consultants of Santa Barbara serving with the VNA Health Home Hospice and Serenity House teams and assisting with inpatient palliative care at Cottage Hospital.

She has also had the privilege of collaborating with HSB on the care of many patients over the years and looks forward to contributing to the organization and the community through service to the HSB Board of Directors.


Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness. Hospice of Santa Barbara also provides counseling in our offices and on fifteen local junior and high school campuses to children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit

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