Our Mission

The Foundation works to ensure that the unfunded and community benefit programs and services that Community Hospice provides have the funding and the support necessary to provide care to all who are in need of its help, both today and into the future.

Our Vision

Community Hospice will have a strong and enduring source of support for its charitable mission of providing care to all who are in need and will have a community that clearly understands and supports its essential and impactful work.

The Foundation supports the needs of children and adults through programs that

  • Provide the highest quality care, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay

  • Educate and train family members to care for the needs of their loved one
  • Encourage the need to grieve following a loss

  • Ensure no one dies alone

For 24 Years

The Foundation was created in 1999 to ensure that no one in our community is ever denied life-enhancing care, and that no one dies alone.

about pic years

Our Reports to the Community


Our Team

Susan Ponder-Stansel
Susan Ponder-StanselPresident and CEO
Annie Tuttle
Annie TuttleExecutive Director - The Foundation of Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Michelle DeAngelis
Michelle DeAngelisDatabase and Prospect Research Director
Nidhi Every
Nidhi EverySr. Development Officer
Betsy Miller
Betsy MillerDevelopment and Community Engagement Officer
Cheryl Tight
Cheryl TightDevelopment and Community Engagement Officer
Alexis Kidd
Alexis KiddExecutive Assistant
Victoria Dulaney
Victoria DulaneyDatabase and Prospect Research Manager
Lucy Delgado
Lucy DelgadoDonor Services Coordinator

Board of Trustees Officers

Jason Osborne
Jason OsborneChair
Fontaine LeMaistre
Fontaine LeMaistreVice Chair
Mark Bailey
Mark BaileyTreasurer
Susan Monahan
Susan MonahanSecretary

Board of Trustees Members

Craig Walker
Craig Walker
Pamela Steitz
Pamela Steitz
Jennifer Cleek
Jennifer Cleek
Trey Mills
Trey Mills
Will Courtney
Will Courtney
Michael Ruble
Michael Ruble
Bret Catto
Bret Catto
Brian Coughlin
Brian Coughlin
Rebecca Schwam
Rebecca Schwam
Neill Lasher
Neill Lasher
Matthew Hugo
Matthew Hugo
Lou Caldropoli
Lou Caldropoli
Nancy Lantinberg
Nancy Lantinberg
Sheila Rice
Sheila Rice

Board of Trustees Members Ex-Officio and Emeritus

Marcia C. Morales
Marcia C. MoralesBoard Members Emeritus

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins Board Members Ex-Officio


Adapted from the Statement of Values and Code of Ethics for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations, Independent Sector

  1. Personal and Professional Integrity

All staff, Board members and volunteers will act with honesty, integrity and openness in all dealings as representatives of Community Hospice Foundation and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.

  1. Governance

The Foundation has an active governing body that is responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction, and oversees the finances, operation and policies of the organization. The governing body ensures:

  • A conflict-of-interest policy is in place that ensures that any conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof are avoided or appropriately managed through disclosure, recusal or other means.
  • The Executive Director provides the governing body with timely and comprehensive information so that the governing body can carry out its duties.
  • Foundation policies are in writing, clearly articulated, officially adopted and reviewed periodically.
  • Resources of the Foundation are responsibly and prudently managed in accordance with accepted standards of nonprofit performance and accountability.
  • The Foundation has the capacity to carry out its fund-raising programs and initiatives effectively.
  1. Legal Compliance

The Foundation is knowledgeable of and complies with all national, state, and local laws and regulations to which it is subject.

  1. Responsible Stewardship

The Foundation:

  • Maintains reasonable fund-raising costs.
  • Only uses funds consistent with donor intent and with its mission to support under- and unfunded programs of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
  • Ensures that all spending practices and policies are fair, reasonable, and appropriate to fulfill the mission.
  • Ensures that all financial reports are factually accurate and complete.
  1. Openness and Disclosure

The Foundation:

  • Provides timely and comprehensive information to the public and is responsive in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information.
  • Ensures that all information fully and honestly reflects the Foundation’s policies and practices.
  • Makes available to the public basic information, including 990s and audited financial statements.
  • Ensures that all solicitation materials accurately represent the Foundation’s policies and practices and preserve the dignity of program participants.
  • Ensures that all financial, organizational and program materials are complete and accurate in all respects.
  1. Fund Raising

The Foundation:

  • Is truthful in all its solicitation materials.
  • Respects the confidentiality and privacy of its donors.
  • Expends funds consistent with donor intent.
  • Discloses important and relevant information to potential donors.

The Foundation respects the rights of its donors, including

  • To be informed of the mission of the organization, the way resources will be used and our commitment to use donations for their intended purpose(s).
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on serving on the governing Board and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the most recent financial reports.
  • To be assured that gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate recognition. If recognition is not wanted, to be assured that the Foundation will respect donor anonymity.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. This includes the assurance that the Foundation will never sell, trade, or otherwise convey any donor information to another organization.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the Foundation will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are employees, volunteers or hired solicitors.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation or at any time, and to receive truthful, prompt and forthright answers.