Executive Committee

FHPCA is proud of our dedicated and outstanding Executive Committee, we feel honored to have such a talented group of people leading our organization.


Linda Ward Photo


Linda Ward, President/CEO

Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care

Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care


Internal Vice Chair

Susan deCuba, President/CEO

Treasure Coast Hospice

Treasure Coast Hospice Logo


External Vice Chair

Jim Poole, VP of Community & Legislative Affairs 

Haven Hospice

Haven Hospice

Bonnie Alkema Photo


Bonnie Alkema, Executive Director

Catholic Hospice

Catholic Hospice


Tom Barb, President/CEO

HPH Hospice

 Past President

Mary Ellen Poe, President/CEO

Hospice of Marion County

Hospice of Marion County Logo

Public Policy Committee Chair

Ron Fried, Senior Vice President of Development

VITAS Innovative Healthcare

Funding Committee Chair

Cathy Adkison, President/CEO

Big Bend Hospice



Quality Committee Chair

Cathy Blanchard, Area Vice President of Operations

Gentiva Health Services