Our staff of highly qualified leaders offer decades of experience caring for others.
David C. Fielding
President & Chief Executive Officerceo@hobc.org
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 from caring for approximately 200 patients on a daily basis to more than 1100 patients on a daily basis, branching further out to bring the organization into Broward County. 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@hobc.org
Paul Broggi joined Hospice 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 for Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County. Mr. Broggi is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
Robert Burwen joined Hospice 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 us 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.
Director of Performance Improvementvdodge@hobc.org
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 for both Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County. Prior to joining Hospice, 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@hobc.org
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 Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County. 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@hobc.org
Alexander J. Giguere is the Director of Finance and Treasurer for Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County. 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
Chief Medical Officer of Hospice Servicesfagonzalez@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 Chief Medical Officer of Hospice Services. 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.
Valerie assumes the role of Corporate Controller of Hospice of Broward County, Inc and its affiliate companies. Valerie has been with the organization since February of 2000 and has served in the roles of Senior Accountant, Accounting Supervisor and Accounting Manager. Prior to joining Hospice, Valerie worked as the Director of Operations for Shands Home Health and at BASF as an Accounting Manager. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Greensboro College.
Director of Educationvjones@hobc.org
Vicki has held various positions in the company in patient care, admissions and business development. October 2001 she assumed responsibility for education for the organization. Currently, she is Director of Education as well as Privacy officer for Spectrum Health, Inc. - the umbrella company for Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County. Vicki worked at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for eleven years before coming to Hospice of Palm Beach County. She attended Palm Beach Community College in the 1980s and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University in 1995. She has held certification in hospice and palliative care nursing since 1999. Mrs. Jones completed a Masters in Nursing Education from Florida Atlantic University in 2007.
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