Lower Cape Fear Hospice Governance

Board of Directors

In 1980, community volunteers interested in the hospice concept of care founded Lower Cape Fear Hospice Inc. in Wilmington. Dr. Daniel Gottovi, a local physician, led the group, which became the first Board of Directors of the organization.

The 20-member Board of Directors has the power for policy making. The board is accountable for the direction, mission, budget and programs of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

In March 2010, the Board of Directors approved a three-year strategic plan for the organization. Its focus is on serving more people, improving access to care, and increasing awareness. To attain these goals, Lower Cape Fear Hospice is expanding programs, enhancing outreach, and offering more end-of-life education.

Board of Directors

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Board of Directors

Marc Diemer, Chair
Angela Black
Michael Brown
Rev. Carl Byrd, Sr
Glen Donovan
Lori Feezor
Buddy Green
Will Lilley
Sandra O’Donnell
Tom Pappendick
David Pearce
Robert Resh
Dr. Eric Rosenberg
Shelbourn Stevens
Andrea West

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Trustees

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Inc. serves as the official fundraising and donor stewardship arm of the organization. The Foundation Board of Trustees has the responsibility of sustaining Lower Cape Fear Hospice through annual charitable gifts, special events, and the Endowment Fund.

Trustees work with the Board of Directors and the agency’s Development Department to ensure financial needs are met. Trustees set goals to support and provide necessary funds to grow and expand agency programs and services. Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.

Each year, more than $1 million is needed to bridge the gap between reimbursement sources and the actual cost of providing hospice services. These include hospice and palliative care, community grief support for adults and children, and outreach and end-of-life educational programs.


Clayton Gsell, CHAIR
Blair Blum
Linda Brown
Shelby Chadwick
April Eshelman
Donna Esteves
Dana Fisher
Rod Flinchum
Laura Andrews Gainey
Donna Gurganus
Lisa Skinner Lefler
Brenda McDonald
Monita Ozment
Lauren Page
Violet Price
Bob Resh, Board Liaison
Michael Ryan
Mike Thompson
Margo Wright

Emeriti Members
Jo Chadwick
Will Stanfield
Lucile B. Whedbee
Laura Wilson
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