Hospice of Michigan

By caring for our communities more than 40 years, we are the most experienced provider of hospice care in Michigan. Currently serving more than 4,000 patients annually in 50 counties, we’re also the largest not-for-profit hospice in our state, and among the largest recognized 501c3 non-profit advanced illness management organizations in the nation.

We provide care for all—regardless of age, diagnosis, or ability to pay. 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 our donors for the treatments, medications, services, grief support, and spiritual care of patients and families in need.

Read more about how we provide care to patients and their families.

Hospice of Michigan Foundation

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 Hospice of Michigan Institute. We continue to rely on gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fulfill the Hospice of Michigan mission. If you would like to offer your support, please click on a link to the right that best suits your needs.

NorthStar Institute

The first of its kind in Michigan, the NorthStar Institute  (formerly the Hospice of Michigan Institute) is the research and innovation arm of Hospice of Michigan. Focused on improving quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness care at the local, state and national levels, the 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, including our executive leadership, Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.

Corporate Leadership
  • Robert Cahill — President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Patrick Miller RN, MBA, MHSA, FACHE — Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

  • Lee Ann Myers, CPA, CGMA — Executive Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer

  • Marcie Hillary — Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer

  • Michael Paletta MD, FAAHPM — Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Board of Trustees
  • Kurt Ludlow, Chair
    Global IT Infrastructure Amway (Retired)
  • Sanford Linden, Vice Chair
    Professional Parent Care (Retired)
  • Brian Connolly, Immediate Past Chair
    B. Connolly & Associates
    Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Jane McNamara, Secretary/Treasurer
    Greenpath (Retired)
    Harrison Twp
  • Lawrence D. Bos, Sr.
    Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
    Grand Rapids
  • Ruthann Brintnall, PhD
  • Robert J. Cahill
    Hospice of Michigan
    Ann Arbor
  • Michael Damstra
    Carelinc, Inc
    Grand Rapids
  • Mark Drumheller
    Performance Management, LLC
    Grand Rapids
  • John Evangelista
    Evangelista & Associates
    Ann Arbor
  • Gerald Fitzgerald
    Oakwood Healthcare Inc., (Retired)
  • John Maurer, MD
    Grand Valley Medical Specialists
    Grand Rapids
  • Khan J. Nedd, MD
    Infusion Associates
    Grand Rapids
  • Christopher Prisby, CFA®
    Bank of Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor
  • Mary Sanders
    Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce

Foundation Board
  • Christopher M. Prisby, CFA®, Chair
    Bank of Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor
  • LeeAnn Clay, Vice Chair
    Miller Welding Supply
    Grand Rapids
  • Thomas P. Sarb, Immediate Past Chair
    Miller Johnson (Retired)
    Grand Rapids
  • Margaret Allesee, Founder of the Maggie Allesee Center for Innovation
    Bloomfield Hills
  • Robert J. Cahill
    Hospice of Michigan/Arbor Hospice
    Ann Arbor
  • Eric Canvasser, CPA, MST
    Eric S. Canvasser, CPA, PLLC
    Farmington Hills
  • Ryan Duffy
    Miller Johnson
    Grand Rapids
  • Michelle Dunaway
    Community Volunteer
  • James B. Fahner, M.D.
    Helen DeVos Children Children’s Hospital
    Grand Rapids
  • Robert Gillette
    American House Senior Living Communities
    Bloomfield Hills
  • Kathleen Griffiths, MSW, MPA
    St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (retired)
    Ann Arbor
  • Sean Guitar
    Hewlett Packard
    Shelby Township
  • Marcie Hillary
    Hospice of Michigan
    Grand Rapids
  • Jason Hover
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Joe Infante
    Miller Canfield
    Grand Rapids
  • Melissa Jagst, CPA
  • Mike 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 Philipart
    BELLE Michigan
  • Marc Rosenthal
    The Mitch Albom Show
  • Deb (Bratkovich) Thompson
    The United Way (retired)
    Ann Arbor
  • Michael TerHorst
    Antares Capital, L.P.
    Grand Rapids
  • Steven Wade
    Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
    Traverse City

NorthStar Quality Board
  • John Evangelista, Chair
  • Richard Laurin, Secretary
  • Lee Ann Myers, Treasurer
  • Robert J. Cahill
  • Brad Killaly
  • Mary Jo Smith
  • Carolina Typaldos
  • Michael Paletta M.D.
  • Elizabeth Rocha RN BSN CHPPN


September 30, 2020

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