Chief Hospice Officer

Kerry Hoerner RN, BSN, CHPN is the Chief Hospice Officer for Suncoast Hospice and Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough, members of Empath Health. She is responsible for the clinical operations of the two hospices. Most recently Hoerner was Director of Care Navigation for Suncoast Hospice. Earlier as Care Center Manager of the Suncoast Hospice South Pinellas Care Center she was recognized by her co-workers for her innovation and dedication to life-changing care as winner of the 2019 Empath Health Catalyst Award for Pioneering Heart.

Leadership Team

Board Members

Martha Lenderman, Chair
Ruby J.. Hope, Vice Chair
Bishop Barry Howe, Secretary
Charles Whetstone, CPA, Treasurer
Benjamin Hayes, Past Chair
Jonathan D. Fleece, President and CEO
Patrick Barmore
Dwyanne Brown, M.D.
David G. Buby, D.O.
Kelli Hanley Crabb, Esq.
Mary Jean Etten, Ed.D.
Michael Gaines
Roxanne Sams
Jim Steg, M.D.
Judy Woodworth