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NHPCO Welcomes New Board Chair

For Immediate Release:
January 5, 2017

NHPCO Welcomes New Board Chair for 2017

New and Returning Leadership will Work on Behalf of Hospice and Palliative Care

(Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 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.

Appointed to serve a second term on the NHPCO board are Jeanne Dennis of Yonkers, NY; Joan Harrold of Hospice & Community Care in Lancaster, PA; Suzi K. Johnson of Sharp HospiceCare in La Mesa, CA; and Michael McHale who is board treasurer for 2017.

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.

NHPCO is the largest nonprofit, leadership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

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


Jon Radulovic
Vice President, Communications
Ph: 703-837-3139