NHPCO Welcomes New Board Members in 2019

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New Chair and Vice-Chair Lead the Executive Committee

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to welcome seven new individuals to the organization’s Board of Directors. The full NHPCO board will meet for its first meeting of the year on January 24 in Phoenix.

Joining the NHPCO board for three year terms are:

  • Ronald Crossno – Kindred at Home
  • Carla Davis – Heart of Hospice
  • Elizabeth Fowler – Bluegrass Care Navigators
  • Brian Jones – Share Foundation
  • Norman McRae – Caris Healthcare
  • Paul Ledford – Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (Council of States Representative)
  • Angela Sells – AseraCare Hospice & Palliative Care (Hospice Action Network Representative)

Executive Committee
The board’s 2019 executive committee is comprised of:

  • Chair, Gregory Wood – Hospice of the Ozarks
  • Vice-Chair, Norman McRae – Caris Healthcare
  • Secretary, Raphael Sciullo – Empath Health/Suncoast Hospice
  • Treasurer, David Williams – VITAS Healthcare
  • President, Edo Banach – NHPCO
  • At-Large, Melinda Gruber – Caring Circle
  • At-Large, Suzi Johnson – Sharp HospiceCare
  • At-Large, Angela Sells – AseraCare Hospice & Palliative Care

Jan Jones, of The Elizabeth Hospice, continues to serve on the board as immediate past-chair.

“NHPCO thanks all the new and existing board members for their dedicated service on behalf of our nation’s hospice and palliative care provider community as well as the millions of patients and family caregivers that benefit from the care that our diverse membership provides,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of NHPCO.

“Board members come from programs that vary in size and structure, serve urban and rural areas, and represent single-site and multi-state providers. We all share a common goal to advance interdisciplinary, person-centered care to all those with or at risk of serious illness,” Banach added.

NHPCO extends special thanks to Jane Moore, Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, who concluded service in 2018.

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

To learn more about hospice and palliative care or to find a provider in your community, visit NHPCO’s CaringInfo.org website.