Changemakers Series

Changemakers: Susan Ponder Stansel, CEO Alivia Care

Alivia Care CEO Susan Ponder Stansel came to the hospice field in 1985 as a volunteer clinical social worker at the Hospice of Northeast Florida, which was later rebranded as Community Hospice & Palliative Care. Six years later in 1991, she was the nonprofit’s CEO, putting the organization on a growth trajectory that saw the […]

Changemakers: Tom Koutsoumpas, CEO, Capital Caring Health

Tom Koutsoumpas, president and CEO of Capital Caring Health, has worked in the hospice field since the beginning. He advocated in the 1970s and 80s for the establishment of the Medicare Hospice Benefit, which now covers about 98% of the hospice care provided in the United States. In addition to his work as a provider, […]

Changemakers: Carla Davis, President, LHC Group Heart of Hospice Division

Carla Davis is the president of LHC Group’s (NASDAQ: LHCG) Heart of Hospice Division. She previously served as CEO of South Carolina-based Heart of Hospice until LHC Group acquired the agency in August. Davis came to Heart of Hospice with diverse compliance, operational and sales experience including as chief operating officer of VistaCare, and vice […]