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.
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officerrprange@hobc.org
Randy Prange joined Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County in August of 2012 to provide day-to-day leadership and management of the organization’s multi-faceted operations, including South Florida Palliative Medicine Specialists and other business assets required to provide unmatched quality of care to our patients and families. Prior to joining the organization, Randy was the Owner/President of Insights, Inc, a nationally recognized business development firm. Among the more than 200 businesses and non-profit organizations Randy served were Baptist Health South Florida, more than a dozen local hospitals and health insurance companies, SC Johnson, The Miami Dolphins, The Dallas Cowboys, The Florida Keys TDC, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, AT&T, The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Community Foundation of Palm Beach/Martin County, The United Way (3 local chapters), The Norfolk Foundation and AutoNation. Prior to establishing Insights, Inc., Randy served as the Director of Marketing for The Miami Herald. He has served on numerous non-profit boards of directors. He was educated at Indiana University, majoring in Journalism.
Jacqueline M. Lopez-Devine, MSN, RN
Chief Clinical Officerjlopezfirstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline brings an extensive background in nursing administration, health policy, clinical informatics, quality improvement and clinical research to her position at TrustBridge Health. 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 June 1991 through August 1996. 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) in Rockville, Maryland. Jacqueline has served as member on various local and state boards. Jacqueline is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and a mentor for Aspira Palm Beach.
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.
Leonard R. Hock, Jr., DO, MACOI, CMD
Chief Medical Officer of Harbor Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Managementlhock@trustbridge.com
Leonard R. Hock, Jr., DO, MACOI, CMD joined TrustBridge Health following more than 20 years as President of an Internal Medicine practice dedicated to the care of frail elderly, specialized geriatric care and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Hock developed a palliative case management model for acute care hospitals that has proven to be successful in decreasing the length of stay and acute care costs, while increasing the comfort measures for the end-of-life patient and support to family members. During his medical career in Kansas City, he was the health care reporter for the FOX 4 Television News. For thirteen years he was seen daily on “Housecalls” by thousands of viewers who watched him speak on current and pertinent health topics. He is an excellent public speaker and advocate of hospice and palliative care within the community. He continues to be a frequent local, regional and national presenter on medical, scientific and cultural issues. A Veteran of the United States Army, Dr. Hock held several Physician Executive positions prior to his appointment at TrustBridge Health. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a Member of the American Academy of Hospice/Palliative Medicine. In his role as Chief Medical Officer of Harbor Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Management of TrustBridge Health, Dr. Hock has concentrated his efforts on building our physician team and expanding our contracted physician network with much success. He was elected to the Board of the Florida Medical Directors Association and appointed Chair of the Hospice subsection.
Gail Austin Cooney, MD, FAAHPM
Chief Medical Officer of Access Servicesgcooney@trustbridge.com
Gail Austin Cooney MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Access Services, TrustBridge Health, Inc. She was appointed that role after serving as Vice President of Access Services since October 2012 and as the senior medical director for Hospice of Palm Beach County from 1992 to 2008. She returned in 2012 to oversee hospice admissions, and is a strong supporter of our vision to provide hospice care to everyone who wants and needs it. Dr. Cooney graduated from the Mayo Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine and Neurology at Emory University. She did a Neuro-Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City before moving to West Palm Beach in 1984. From 2006-2011, Dr. Cooney served as a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and was elected to lead the organization as its president in 2009-2010. She now serves as president of the organizing board of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board, a newly formed, national not-for-profit that is developing a new certification examination for hospice medical directors. Dr. Cooney is board certified in Neurology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Chief Administrative Officerfwatson@hobc.org
Fred Watson joined Hospice of Palm Beach County in September 1998 as Director of Human Resources. He was promoted to Vice President of Administration in March 2001. Mr. Watson oversees Human Resources, Facilities,and Food Services for Hospice of Broward County and Hospice of Palm Beach County. Mr. Watson graduated from Florida International University specializing in Human Resources Management. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Palm Beach County Chapter of Human Resource Association. He is the Forum Chair for the Human Resources Committee of the National Hospice Workgroup.
Vice President of Quality and Educationacannizzoemail@example.com
Amy Cannizzo-Brennan joined TrustBridge Health in August 2011 from Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida where she held the position of Chief Operating Officer. She is a master’s prepared nurse leader with diverse, progressive experience in nursing education and healthcare administration and significant achievements in acute, skilled, outpatient, hospice, home health and academic settings. She is experienced in team building, leadership development, compliance adherence and risk management. Through previous positions, Amy has extensive experience and expertise in the development and implementation of QAPI programs for both Hospice and Home Health. Prior to her role as COO at Big Bend Hospice, Amy held the V.P. of Clinical Services position at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter in Glenview, Illinois for 7 years. Amy holds an MSN and a BSN from the State University of New York Institute of Technology in Utica, NY and attended St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Amsterdam, NY.
Karen Kennedy, DO
Vice President of Medical Affairskkennedy@hobc.org
Dr. Kennedy joined Spectrum Healthcare, Inc. in 2003 as Associate Medical Director of Hospice of Palm Beach County and now serves as Medical Director at Hospice of Broward County. Having a strong history with Hospice of Palm Beach County, she also held the position of Unit Director, Delray Medical Center Inpatient Unit. Dr. Kennedy has extensive experience in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Kennedy graduated Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida with a B.S. in Biology. She was awarded the degree of D.O. with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her certifications include: Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Board Certified in Anesthesiology; and Diplomate Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
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