Our staff of highly qualified leaders offer decades of experience caring for others.
David C. Fielding
President & Chief Executive Officerceo@hpbc.com
David C. Fielding joined Hospice of Palm Beach County as President and Chief Executive Officer in December 1998. Under Mr. Fielding's leadership, Hospice of Palm Beach County has grown by more than 300 patients on a daily basis. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fielding served for two years as Executive Director of United Hospice Incorporated of Lilburn, Georgia, one of the largest hospice companies in the southeastern United States, with eleven offices in Georgia and South Carolina. Previously he spent seven years with Vitas Healthcare Corporation, the largest hospice organization in the country. During this time he worked in Miami and Boston, and served as Director of Development and Managed Care in Chicago and General Manager in Lombard and Skokie, Illinois. Mr. Fielding has a bachelor's of arts in organizational behavior and management from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a master's of science in health systems management from Rush University in Chicago. He is a member of the National Hospice Organization, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. and the National Association for Home Care.
Director of Facilitiespbroggi@hpbc.com
Paul Broggi joined Hospice of Palm Beach County as Director of Operations in September, 1992. He became Director of Facilities Management in June, 1995. Mr. Broggi oversees facility plant operations, purchasing, dietary services and contract DME. Mr. Broggi is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
Jacqueline M. Lopez-Devine, MSN, RN
Chief Clinical Officerjlopezfirstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline M. Lopez-Devine is the Chief Clinical Officer and is responsible for oversight of care in all Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County patient care delivery areas. Jacqueline brings an extensive background in nursing administration, health policy, clinical informatics, quality improvement and clinical research to her position at Hospice of Palm Beach County. As Director of the Medical-Surgical Unit at Palms West Hospital she utilized various aspects clinical informatics to support the functions on her unit. She also worked as Director of Clinical Informatics at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida and as Research Nurse Coordinator for the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland from January 1994 through September 2003. During her tenure at the NIH, Jacqueline worked toward her MSN and Health Policy Certificate at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. As part of her graduate school practicum experience, she worked two semesters at the Center for Healthcare Technology (part of the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research [AHPR]) in Rockville, Maryland. In addition to her duties at Hospice of Palm Beach County Jacqueline is a member of the Multicultural Team of HCA East Florida Division and the Career Education Business Leadership Committee, School District of Palm Beach County. She also serves on the Board for Palm Healthcare Foundation and the American Heart Association. Jacqueline is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and a mentor for Aspira Palm Beach.
Robert Burwen joined Hospice of Palm Beach County as a staff pharmacist in December 2004. He was promoted to the position of Director of Pharmacy in 2005. Mr. Burwen was President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Pharmacy Inc. in Boynton Beach which operated an independent retail pharmacy. Mr. Burwen spent 3 years with North American Robotics as Vice President, preparing and writing business plans, 5 year financial forcasts, negotiating contracts and working with overseas operations in Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China. Prior to that he was the Director of Pharmacy Services at Doctors Hospital of Lake Worth. Mr. Burwen instituted the first turnkey pharmacy computer system for inpatient hospitals in the U.S. working with Becton Dickinson Medical Systems. As Director of Pharmacy and working with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, he was early leader in development of therapeutic interchange procedures. He holds his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and was recognized by the college for his early work in pioneering computers in pharmacy by being named to the Outstanding Young Men of America.
Chief Financial Officerrcalcote@hobc.org
Richard assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer for Spectrum Health, Inc. and its affiliates, including Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc and Hospice of Broward County. Prior to this position, Richard was Corporate Controller for the organization. He was affiliated with Hospice of Palm Beach County for more than two years as a financial consultant before joining us, and worked on the development of its accounts receivable and billing processes. Prior to joining Hospice of Palm Beach County full-time, he owned an independent CPA / Consulting firm providing interim CFO, financial management and data systems consulting, and worked on a number of domestic and international projects. He also spent over 25 years as the CFO and Corporate Controller for a number of corporations, with extensive experience in international business management. During the early 1990s Mr. Calcote was the VP of Finance for Tecmarine Lines, and later the VP of Finance for Tropical Shipping. During this period he oversaw the companies' domestic and overseas finance operations, risk management activities, and capital expansion programs.
Senior Director of Clinical Support Servicesrdipietro@hobc.org
Regina joined Hospice of Palm Beach County in January 2009 as Director of Supportive Services and was promoted to Senior Director of Clinical Support Services. In this role, she oversees the John J. Brogan Bereavement Department, Volunteers, Music Therapy, and Integrative Therapy in both West Palm Beach and Broward locations. Regina brings ten years of hospice experience to this position. She has held numerous leadership roles and has worked in a variety of areas within the hospice field, including social work, admissions and compliance. She was previously at Hospice by the Sea for five years and, most recently, was the Director of Clinical Operations for Douglas Gardens Hospice in Miami, where she ran the entire clinical area and the marketing department. Regina received her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in New York City. She has been published in Nursing Spectrum and in various local hospital newsletters. In 2008 she won the National Hospice Storybook Award from Florida Hospices and Palliative Care. Regina has also been a guest speaker at hospice conferences for the Jewish Federation of Miami, the Alliance on Aging and others.
Director of Performance Improvementvdodge@hpbc.com
Vivian Dodge joined Hospice of Palm Beach County in March 2003 as Director of Performance Improvement and Clinical Services. Ms Dodge is responsible for coordinating organizational performance initiatives and oversees Quality and Medical Records. Prior to joining Hospice of Palm Beach County, Ms. Dodge spent 22 years in hospital management positions overseeing various departments including Medical-Surgical, Orthopedics and Trauma and as administrator for a Pediatrician's Office. Ms. Dodge received her BSN from Nazareth College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and her MBA degree from the University of Miami, in Florida.
Director of Volunteer Servicessgallup@hpbc.com
Sue Gallup joined Hospice of Palm Beach County in 1989 as the Director of Volunteer Services. Since that time she has served as the Director of Public Relations, Director of Communications and currently is the Director of Volunteer Services once more. Mrs. Gallup oversees volunteer outreach and volunteer services for the organization. Prior to joining Hospice, she taught mathematics to high school and adult students. Mrs. Gallup earned her Bachelors of Science degree in mathematics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and a Masters of Science degree in adult and continuing education from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Alexander J. Giguere
Director of Financeagiguere@hpbc.com
Alexander J. Giguere is the Director of Finance and Treasurer for Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc. Prior to joining Hospice management, Mr. Giguere was Director of Professional Services for Templeton & Company, LLP; a Certified Public Accountant firm based in South Florida. Originally from Canada, Mr. Giguere began his professional career in 1992 as a Senior Auditor with the Victoria, British Columbia office of KPMG. From there he went on to work in private industry; first as Director of Finance and Administration for the United Way of Greater Victoria, and later as Controller for the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. In 2000 Mr. Giguere moved to the United States to work as a Senior Technology Consultant and Project Manager, focusing on the implementation of enterprise financial and resources management systems for several client companies. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Mr. Giguere is an aviation enthusiast and holds a private pilot license in the United States. His interests also include history, music and ice hockey. Mr. Giguere relocated from Washington, DC to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2004.
Faustino Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Vice President of Medical Affairsfagonzalez@hobc.org
Dr. Faustino Gonzalez joined Hospice of Palm Beach County in September of 2001 as an Associate Medical Director. During his tenure with the organization, he has been integral in the creation of access to care for all, including helping to create a team dedicated to Hispanic members of our community. Additionally, he has served as Access Medical Director and today, Dr. Gonzalez, whose specialties are Internal and Palliative Medicine, serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Hospice of Palm Beach County and Hospice of Broward County. Dr. Gonzalez attended Colgate University in New York; College of the City of New York and the Universidad Central del este in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He is certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; American Board of Internal Medicine; ABIM, Subspecialty in Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and was recently awarded the degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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