J. Brad Hunter, President and CEO
Mr. Hunter, a hospice industry veteran for more than 20 years, founded Hospice Care of Louisiana in 1997 and Community Hospices of America in 2003, which was renamed Hospice Compassus in 2008. After serving as the Senior Vice-President of Operations at Hospice Compassus for 6 years, he founded a Virginia-based hospice organization, which became the foundation for Care Hospice. Mr. Hunter has served as the President or Director of several State hospice organizations and as a Director of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). He has chaired NHPCO’s Regulatory and Audit committees, and vice-chaired or been a member of NHPCO’s Finance, Public Policy, Legislative, and Governance committees.
Grant Brown, Senior Vice President
Mr. Brown has over 20 years of operational and business development experience and is focused on improving agency operations, sales and marketing at Care Hospice agencies. Prior to Care Hospice he held financial and operational roles at an oil and gas software and consulting firm, an energy company, and a water engineering and manufacturing company. He spent five years in management consulting at the Monitor Group and began his career in corporate finance at Texas Instruments.
Robert Wolf, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wolf has considerable experience in finance and banking, with initial roles at Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup Investments where he was focused on M&A origination, structuring, financing and private equity investments. Prior to joining Care, Mr. Wolf spent 11 years at Greenbriar Equity Group where he held numerous CFO and financial roles across the fund’s portfolio companies.
Chris Smith, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mr. Smith has over 15 years of experience in sales and sales management with increasing levels of responsibility. After roles as Regional Sales Manager at Accentcare and Jordan Health Services, Mr. Smith was, prior to Care, the National Director of Business Development at Seasons Hospice. Mr. Smith is responsible for the overall management of Care’s outbound communications within the communities we serve.
Brannon Wiltse, Senior Vice President
Mr. Wiltse has spent over 13 years in hospice in multiple roles including local, regional and divisional operating roles and also new business development. He began his hospice career working with Hospice Care of Louisiana, which evolved into Community Hospices of America. Mr. Wiltse also held multiple roles with Hospice Compassus and Curo Health Services. Mr. Wiltse is focused on expanding Care’s footprint across the markets it serves by adding incremental offices and branches to extend Care’s service footprint.
Kristin Rich, RN, Corporate Compliance Officer
Ms. Rich has worked in hospice and health care since 1990. She has held compliance and operational roles at Kendallwood Home Health Care and Hospice, Continuum Hospice, Trinity Hospice and LifeChoice Hospice, among others. In addition to overseeing clinical and compliance activities for 2,000+ average daily census hospices, Ms. Rich has also provided consulting services and interim management roles for numerous hospice organizations.
Nancy Carr, RN, Compliance Nurse
Ms. Carr has over 45 years of nursing experience with over 20 years of that focused on long term care and hospice care. She began her career as an LPN and then completed her RN program 26 years later. Ms. Carr has been a Director of Clinical Services, Director of Operation and Clinical Nurse Consultant prior to her role at Care Hospice. She is responsible for the development and implementation of quality control and clinical proficiency across all of Care Hospice, ensuring that all locations are adhering to regulatory compliance and delivering appropriate care to our patients.
Astrid Keizer, RN, Compliance Nurse
Ms. Keizer has over 25 years of nursing experience, half of which has been hospice-specific nursing. She began her career at the Duke University Medical Center and then held numerous roles with increasing responsibilities in hospital and hospice organizations. Ms. Keizer has been a staff nurse, RN case manager, nurse manager, charge nurse, patient care manager, QAPI coordinator and now compliance nurse. She has extensive experience in managing nursing staffs and a particular focus on education and quality assurance programs. Ms. Keizer is responsible for all quality control and regulatory efforts for Care Hospice’s Mid-Atlantic and East Coast operations..
Care Hospice is also staffed with a dedicated group of veteran hospice experts. Our professionals provide support and direction for regulatory compliance, reimbursement, accounting, payroll, information technology, and reporting capabilities.
Board of Directors
Care Hospice reports to an independent board of directors made of up seasoned executives with extensive hospice and health care knowledge. Our board is actively engaged with the company, providing support with major operational endeavors, while also providing support as we evaluate potential transactions.