Established in 1995, the mission of Big Bend Hospice Foundation is to support the unfunded and underfunded programs of Big Bend Hospice.

The Foundation solicits and manages donations and other charitable gifts by raising awareness of current needs, hosting fundraisers, seeking grants, obtaining memorial gifts, establishing endowments, and more.

Thanks to the generosity of thousands in our eight-county service area, no one is refused hospice services due to their ability to pay.

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Board of Trustees

The Big Bend Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees provides leadership and governance over the operation of the Foundation and supports the programs, services, activities and interests of Big Bend Hospice. Take a moment to meet the community leaders that give of their personal time to serve the mission of Big Bend Hospice Foundation.

Big Bend Hospice Foundation, Inc.
Board of Trustees

Gwynn Virostek, Chairman
Stan Barnes, Vice Chairman
Mark Goldman, Secretary
Patti Graganella, Treasurer
Alicia Crew, Past Chairman
Janegale Boyd, RN, BBH Chairman
John Harvard, CPA
, BBH Vice Chairman

Greg Adams
Fred Baggett
Jim Beasley
Beth Desloge
Mark Haney
Mark Hillis
Michael Kalifeh, CPA, CFST
Jane Marks, M.A., LMFT, LMHC
Martha Olive-Hall
Mary Jayne Sokolow
Paul Sullivan
Marjorie Turnbull

Dena Strickland
Foundation President

Bill Wertman, MSW
BBH CEO & Administrator


Blucher B. Lines
Eleanor Smith
Ronald Tate
Ben H. Wilkinson, Sr.
Roy Young

Emeritus Members

John Aurell
Valerie Cattau
Gail Croy
Walter Culley
David Harvey
Judy Pate
Palmer Proctor
Betty Ann Skelton
Adelaide Suber

Foundation Staff

Dena Strickland President
(850) 701-1301 | Email

Lindsey McDole Executive Assistant/Board Liaison
(850) 701-1335 | Email

Connie PalmerDirector of Special Events/Foundation Manager
(850) 701-1341 | Email

Leila McClure Events Coordinator Assistant
(850) 671-6096 | Email

Georgianna Warren Donor Services Coordinator
(850) 671-6022 | Email

Debra Robinson Administrative Assistant
(850) 701-1312 | Email