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    Susan Ponder-Stansel

    President & CEO

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    Susan Ponder-Stansel

    President & CEO

    Susan began Community Hospice as a volunteer clinical social worker, and rose to president and CEO in 1991. Under her leadership, Community Hospice has grown from serving 60 patients with a staff of 35 to an organization of more than 900 staff serving 1,300 patients per day, operating eight inpatient facilities and has expanded the organization to reach 16 counties across Florida.

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    Phillip Ward

    Chief Operating Officer | Executive Vice President

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    Phillip Ward

    Chief Operating Officer | Executive Vice President

    Manages daily operations and strategic planning for the organization. Direct reporting authority over information technology, human resources, communications, business development, pharmacy services, procurement, materials management, security, and compliance and quality management. Phil joined Community Hospice in 1992. He studied business administration at Florida State College and the University of Florida. He also is a graduate of Berean Bible Institute.

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    Carlos Bosque

    Chief Financial Officer | Executive Vice President

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    Carlos Bosque

    Chief Financial Officer | Executive Vice President

    Oversees all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization. In addition, facilities management and the thrift stores report to Carlos. Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos has lived in Jacksonville for more than 45 years. He joined Community Hospice in 1992. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of North Florida and is a certified public accountant.

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    Andrea Fritz

    Deputy Chief Financial Officer

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    Andrea Fritz

    Deputy Chief Financial Officer

    Andrea is responsible for the Finance department and billing functions for the organization. She previously served as controller from 2000 to 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Florida.

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    Kenny Stevenson

    Chief Compliance Officer | Vice President of Compliance & Quality

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    Kenny Stevenson

    Chief Compliance Officer | Vice President of Compliance & Quality

    Kenny provides executive oversight and management of compliance and regulatory issues, as well as the quality management program for Community Hospice. He is accountable for corporate compliance, quality, contracts, credentialing and medical records. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama.

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    Mary McElroy

    Senior Vice President of Hospice Services

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    Mary McElroy

    Senior Vice President of Hospice Services

    Oversees all clinical nursing and nursing assistant functions, including inpatient, home care, long term care, triage and nursing services administration. Mary received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Administration and Health Services from Central Michigan University. In 2003, she was honored as one of the Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida.

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    John McIlvane

    Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets

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    John McIlvane

    Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets

    John is responsible for strategic planning for the organization, including the development of new business initiatives and the ongoing development of palliative care offerings for the organization. During his tenure with Community Hospice & Palliative Care, John has managed the Admission and Healthcare Relations teams.

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    Jim Monahan

    Vice President of Education and Community Engagement

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    Jim Monahan

    Vice President of Education and Community Engagement

    Jim provides executive leadership for the Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute and community engagement programs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Education from the University of Houston.

Representation from the community is integral in guiding Community Hospice management. The organization was formed as a community resource by consolidating the efforts of various healthcare providers. Members of our boards provide insight about end-of-life needs, trends and other community issues.

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Legend

** - Executive Committee Members

*** - Deceased

Emeritus


St. Augustine/St. John’s County Advisory Board