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Board of Directors

NHPCO Board of Directors 2014

Board Officers

Chair
Ronald Fried
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care™, Miami FL

Vice Chair
Linda Rock
Prairie Haven Hospice and Palliative Care, Scottsbluff NE

Secretary and Southeast Geographic Area Representative
John Thoma
Hospice of Wake County, Raleigh NC

Treasurer, Foundation Representative and National Director
Samira Beckwith
Hope HealthCare Services, Fort Myers FL

President/CEO
J. Donald Schumacher
NHPCO, Alexandria VA

Board Members
Rex Allen
Providence Hospice of Seattle, WA
National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals Representative

Sharon Baxter
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Ottawa Ontario
International Representative

Mara Benner
Gentiva Health Services, Atlanta GA
Hospice Action Network Representative

Kavin Cartmell
Hospice of Hope, Maysville KY
National Director

Kate Cummings
Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minneapolis MN
National Director

Jeanne Dennis
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care, New York, NY
National Director

Joan Harrold
Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster PA
Palliative Care Director

Suzi Johnson
Sharp HealthCare, La Mesa CA
West Geographic Area Representative

Jan Jones
The Elizabeth Hospice, Escondido CA
National Director

Sandy Kuhlman
Hospice Services, Phillipsburg, KS
Sphere of Influence and Expertise Director

Susan Lloyd
Delaware Hospice, Inc., Wilmington DE
Northeast Geographic Area Representative

Michael McHale
Hospice of the Chesapeake, Annapolis MD
National Director

Jane Moore
Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association, Jefferson City MO
Council of States Representative

Michael Nisco
Saint Agnes Home Health and Hospice, Fresno CA
Palliative Care Director

Russell Portenoy
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Chief Medical Officer
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sphere of Influence and Expertise Director 

David Praill
Help the Hospices, London UK
International Observer

SueAnn Reynolds
Family LifeCare, Berne IN
Great Lakes Geographic Area Representative

Linda Todd
Hospice of Siouxland, Sioux City IA
Central Plains Geographic Representative

Gregory Wood
Hospice of the Ozarks, Mountain Home AR
National Director

Kenneth Zeri
Hospice Hawaii, Inc., Honolulu HI
National Director

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Staff:
Beth Fells