Photo: Paula Di Landro
Hospice of the Golden Isles, based in Brunswick, Georgia, welcomes new Executive Director Paula Di Landro, MS, LMHC, CCM. Paula received a bachelor’s degree in economics/management science, a master’s in human services and has been a Brunswick resident since January of 2020. She is a certified case manager (CCM), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and is a current member of the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) and Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA).
“The Board of Directors of the Hospice of the Golden Isles is pleased to welcome Paula Di Landro as our new Executive Director. We are grateful to have someone of her experience and expertise to work with our exceptional team at HGI. Having just celebrated our 40th anniversary, we are looking forward to Paula’s leadership in the years ahead as we continue to provide compassionate and quality care to our community” said Marcia Cochran, Vice-Chair of The Board of Directors.
Paula’s early work as a crisis counselor was focused on improving the mental health and wellness of at-risk youth. Subsequent case management efforts with Morton Plant Mease Healthcare in Clearwater, Florida afforded her the opportunity to support patients and families utilizing skilled nursing and adult living facilities. In 2002, she joined one of the state’s largest hospice organizations, Suncoast Hospice, where she was the director of their family services programs, the program manager for children and family services, and a family counselor in Clearwater. Paula supervised a team of 45 nurses, case managers, and social workers. In 2014, she joined Clearwater’s BayCare Health System as their Director of Hospital Care Coordination and Social Services, providing direct supervision and leadership coaching to 55 clinical staff including social workers and registered nurses, as well as psychosocial care for the hospital’s patients, and assisting in complex discharge cases for skilled nursing and adult living facilities. Last year, she joined Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Tampa as their Executive Director with oversight of 140 interdisciplinary team members and the organization’s operational success.
“I am very excited about relocating north to the beautiful area of the Golden Isles. It is a privilege to have been chosen to lead such a prestigious and well-respected organization and I looking forward to working with the team at Hospice of the Golden Isles” said Paula Di Landro.
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Hospice of the Golden Isles is a 501(c) 3 community-based, non-profit organization serving patients in Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, Brantley and Charlton counties. Hospice provides care for the body, mind, and spirit. It focuses on expert pain and symptom management and improving quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses. For more information on Hospice of the Golden Isles, visit the website at Hospice.me.
The Mission of Alivia Care, Inc., a 501c3, is to provide leadership to support innovative care solutions through best in class services, collaborative partnerships, and strategic investments. The strategic intent of Alivia Care of Georgia, a 501c3 subsidiary of Alivia Care, Inc., is to partner with community-based hospice providers in Georgia to create and strengthen care solutions through vision, leadership, investment, and advocacy. For more information, contact Michelle Cardinal.