As the largest not-for-profit hospice provider in Michigan, we offer comfort and peace for patients and their loved ones.


A Legacy of Caring

At Hospice of Michigan, we believe no one should face the end of life alone. Everyone has the right to spend their final months free of physical, emotional and spiritual pain in an environment where they are most secure. By providing exceptional medical care to patients and expert caregiver support – delivered by capable, dedicated, compassionate professionals – we help families focus on what’s most important to them.

Founded more than 40 years ago by a diverse group of community volunteers, Hospice of Michigan is the state’s pioneer not-for-profit hospice organization. Today, Hospice of Michigan serves more than 4,000 patients annually in 50 counties across the lower peninsula. As the most experienced provider of hospice care in Michigan, Hospice of Michigan is also the largest not-for-profit hospice in the state, and among the largest recognized 501c3 not-for-profit advanced illness management organizations in the nation.

Hospice of Michigan provides care for all—regardless of age, diagnosis, or financial circumstances. Last year, our commitment extended $4 million beyond what was reimbursed by insurance. Because we welcome those who are uninsured, or whose treatment is more expensive than what other hospices can provide, we depend on the financial support of donors for the treatments, medications, services, grief support, and spiritual care of patients and families in need.


The Hospice of Michigan Foundation generates financial support to ensure that every person who seeks our care is able to receive it. Philanthropic giving also funds the research, education and innovation initiatives at the NorthStar Institute that focus on improving quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness. We continue to rely on gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fulfill the Hospice of Michigan mission. Learn more about the many ways you can help Hospice of Michigan.


The first of its kind in Michigan, the NorthStar Institute is the research and innovation arm of Hospice of Michigan and all members of the NorthStar Care Community. Focused on improving quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness care at the local, state and national levels, the NorthStar Institute is a source of groundbreaking research, education, and community outreach initiatives. The Institute also serves as a forum where healthcare experts can exchange ideas, collaborate, and explore new ways to improve care.


Meet the people who guide and govern Hospice of Michigan, Arbor Hospice, and all the members of the Northstar Care Community, including our executive leadership, Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.

Nearly a century’s worth of commitment.

Collectively, Hospice of Michigan’s Executive Leadership team has almost 100 years of service to the organization.

This unparalleled combination of commitment, stability, and expertise sets a standard in the rapidly-changing hospice landscape, focused on preserving and protecting the not-for-profit mission in Michigan—and across the country.

Executive Team

Bob Cahill | President & CEO

“As a leader of the NorthStar Care Community, it is my vision to strengthen the not-for-profit mission to ensure we will always be there for future generations—ready to serve the needs of the community so that our important work can continue.”

Patrick Miller, RN, MBA, MHSA, FACHE | Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

“We will care for all who need our care because it is the right thing to do.”

Lee Ann Myers, CPA, CGMA | Executive Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

“A strong financial foundation is essential to our not-for-profit mission. I am committed to expanding and protecting our resources so that we can deliver what Every Person, Every Time means.”

Marcie Hillary | Senior Vice President Community Relations & Chief Development Officer

“Having served this organization for over 25 years, my goal remains persistent and urgent: to ensure that everyone receives the compassionate end-of-life care they deserve.”

Krista Newman I Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Eric Kaplan I Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Sanford Linden, Chair
Professional Parent Care (Retired)

Jane McNamara, Vice Chair/Secretary/Treasurer
Greenpath (Retired)
Harrison Twp

Kurt Ludlow, Immediate Past Chair
Global IT Infrastructure Amway (Retired)

Lawrence D. Bos, Sr.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Grand Rapids

Ruthann Brintnall, PhD

Robert J. Cahill
Hospice of Michigan
Ann Arbor

Brian Connolly
B. Connolly & Associates
Grosse Pointe Farms

Michael Damstra
Carelinc, Inc
Grand Rapids


Mark Drumheller
Performance Management, LLC
Grand Rapids

Gerald Fitzgerald
Oakwood Healthcare Inc., (Retired)

Sean Guitar

Brad Killaly
University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Ann Arbor

John Maurer, MD
Grand Valley Medical Specialists
Grand Rapids

Khan J. Nedd, MD
Infusion Associates
Grand Rapids

Mary Sanders
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce

Sean Guitar, Chair
Hewlett Packard
Shelby Township

Steven Wade, Vice Chair
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Traverse City

Christopher M. Prisby, CFA®, Immediate Past Chair
Bank of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor

June Hamersma*, Founding Chair

Robert J. Cahill
Hospice of Michigan/Arbor Hospice
Ann Arbor

Eric Canvasser, CPA, MST
Eric S. Canvasser, CPA, PLLC
Farmington Hills

Jordan Carson
National Television Host/Personality
Grand Rapids

LeeAnn Clay
Miller Welding Supply
Grand Rapids

Ryan Duffy
Miller Johnson
Grand Rapids

James B. Fahner, M.D.
Helen DeVos Children Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids

Kathleen Griffiths, MSW, MPA
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (Retired)
Ann Arbor

Adriane Groggins

Marcie Hillary
Hospice of Michigan
Grand Rapids

Jason Hover
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Rochester Hills

Joseph M. Infante
Miller Canfield
Grand Rapids

Melissa Jagst, CPA

Patricia Adanti-Joy
FRANCO (Retired)
Ann Arbor

Betsy Kellman
Non-Profit Consultant/Development Director (Retired)
Huntington Woods

Michael McCarthy, CPA, CFP®, MST
Ann Arbor

Patrick Miller
Hospice of Michigan

David Morrison
The Bradley Company
Huntington Woods

Lee Ann Myers
Hospice of Michigan

Nancy Philippart
BELLE Michigan

Marc Rosenthal
The Mitch Albom Show

Deb (Bratkovich) Thompson
The United Way (Retired)
Ann Arbor

Greg Zelski
Fifth Third Bank
Grand Rapids

* In Memory Of

Brad Killaly, Chair

Lee Ann Myers, Treasurer

Robert J. Cahill

Kenneth Pituch, MD, FAAP

Mary Jo Smith

Carolina Typaldos