Friday, January 6, 2017

Welcoming New Board Leadership

NHPCO is proud to welcome Jan Jones, RN, BSN, as chair of the organization’s board of directors. President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, CA, Jones has previously served as NHPCO vice-chair and as a member of the board’s executive committee.

Jones is an active participant at the state and national levels of hospice and palliative care and government arenas and brings to the board a depth of experience in hospice and healthcare industry trends and regulations.

Joining Jones on the board’s executive committee are Gregory Wood, serving as vice-chair, of Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, AR; Regina Bodnar, secretary, of Carroll Hospice in Westminster, MD; and Michael McHale, treasurer, of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care in Mount Prospect, IL. 

New members of the NHPCO board for 2017 are Sandra Huster of Covenant Care in Pensacola, FL; Norman McRae of Caris HealthCare in Knoxville, TN; and David Williams of VITAS Healthcare based in Cincinnati, OH.

 NHPCO extends special thanks to the board members who concluded service in 2016: Rex Allen of Providence Hospice in Seattle, WA; Sharon Baxter of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association; Betsy Clark of Saugerties, NY; Ron Fried from Covenant Care in Pensacola; Sandy Kuhlman from Hospice Services of Northwest Kansas in Phillipsburg, KS: Mark Murray of the Center for Hospice Care in South Bend, IN; and Linda Rock who concluded two years of service as board chair.

A list of NHPCO’s full board of directors is available in the “About NHPCO” section of the organization’s website.

NHPCO Board Chair Jan Jones.

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