NHPCO Announces New COO
For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2020
NHPCO To Welcome New Chief Operating Officer Ben Marcantonio
Marcantonio Will Help Lead Person-Centered Care on National Level
(Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce that Ben Marcantonio, MS, MEd, LMFT, will join the NHPCO leadership team as Chief Operating Officer in September 2020. In joining NHPCO, he brings 30 years of leadership experience in educational, healthcare, and social service settings.
Currently, Marcantonio is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospice of the Chesapeake, a role he has held since 2015. He first joined the organization in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to relocating to Maryland in 2013, he served as Chief Administrative Officer at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine.
Marcantonio has an extensive background in working with multidisciplinary clinical and management teams in a variety of educational and clinical settings.
“With his extensive experience in the field and a keen understanding of our vision for the future of person- and family-centered care, Ben Marcantonio brings a wealth of knowledge and professional skills to help us continue our important work at the national level,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.
Marcantonio holds a Master’s of Science in Counseling from San Diego State University, a Master’s of Education in Administrative Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.
“I am looking forward to joining NHPCO to advance person-centered healthcare and to promote quality of life for those living with serious illness or facing the end of life. I am excited about being a part of a team that has been dedicated to supporting programs across the country in this endeavor over many decades,” said Marcantonio.
For those interested in learning more about hospice, palliative care and advance care planning, visit NHPCO’s CaringInfo.org website.
Vice President, Communications