Our Executive Leadership

Ronald Cottrell
President and CEO

Ronald Cottrell joined HOP in October 2016. Mr. Cottrell brings 32 years of experience in hospital administration and management to this role. He was most recently the Vice President of Business Development at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville and Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

Mr. Cottrell joined Martha Jefferson Hospital in 1989. He was responsible for managing the overall strategic goals of the Blue Ridge Region and for aligning the planning, marketing, public relations, and communications functions in the region. Mr. Cottrell serves as past chair for Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development and is a community council member of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Cottrell is a board member for the Martha Jefferson Hospital Physician Hospital Organization; chair of the Martha Jefferson Outpatient Surgery Center; chair of Physical Therapy at ACAC Fitness; and is a member of the Pantops Community Advisory Council. He graduated from Central Michigan University and received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Mr. Cottrell and his wife, Dawn, live in Charlottesville, and have four sons.


Amy Gillespie
Chief Clinical Officer and Director of the HOP Education Institute

Amy Gillespie came to Hospice of the Piedmont in 2012 with years of experience in leadership and nursing, including roles as staff nurse, manager, assistant director, and Associate Professor of Nursing. Most recently, she served as Project Director for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, and was the faculty advisor for the Nurse Leadership Institute of Virginia. She holds a BA in Psychology, a BSN and MSN in Nursing, and a Doctorate in Education. When she is not working, Ms. Gillespie loves reading, volunteering with her church, and pretending to work out at the gym. She is married to James and they enjoy spending time with their three children.

 Sam Morgan
Chief Financial Officer

Sam Morgan joined Hospice of the Piedmont in February 2017, but was previously its CFO from 2000-2008. Mr. Morgan has also worked as the CFO/VP of Finance for Culpeper Regional Health System, Director of Finance for Martha Jefferson Hospital and more. He has his B.S. in Accounting from West Virginia University, as well as advanced accounting coursework from the University of Richmond.  He passed the necessary testing and training to qualify as a CPA and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  He is an elder and long-time treasurer of his church and enjoys his free time spoiling his grandchildren and singing in a Barbershop Quartet.



Angela Stiltner, MD, HMDC
Senior Medical Director

Angela Stiltner joined Hospice of the Piedmont in 2011 as Associate Medical Director, was promoted to Medical Director in 2012, and promoted again to Senior Medical Director in 2014. She is board-certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board awarded her the Hospice Medical Director credential in recognition of her commitment to improve patient quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2000, she completed the UVA-affiliated Family Medicine residency program and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Virginia. Prior to joining Hospice of the Piedmont, she was Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at UVA from 2004 until 2010. She is currently a University of Virginia Visiting Associate Professor of Family Medicine. She is the immediate past President for the Albemarle County Medical Society and serves on the Executive Board. Dr. Stiltner volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for the James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage in Orange, Virginia.



Kent Hunter
Human Resources Officer

Kent Hunter came to Hospice of the Piedmont in 2007. He has worked in human resources in various industries throughout his 38-year career. He previously served as Vice President of Human Resources with AMVEST Corporation in Charlottesville. Past president of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Human Resources Association and long-time member of the local and national Society of Human Resources Management Organization, he currently volunteers at the Hospice House, as well as at the Virginia Workforce Center as a one-to-one coach for job-seekers. Mr. Hunter has a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. He is married and has five children and eight grandchildren.


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