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Caring for
the community
since 1980

About Us

Since 1980, Hospice of the Piedmont has been leading families in Virginia through the experience of serious illness and death. We’re a community based nonprofit—that means we offer the broadest range of services to the widest number of people possible, no matter what it takes.

Our calling extends far beyond caring for patients. Death affects spouses and children, friends and neighbors, and the community at large. So, we offer grief and bereavement services to everyone, whether they’ve used our hospice services or not. It’s challenging work that takes a strong, passionate, diverse team.

We’re pioneering a new way of thinking about what it means to live and die, and we’d love to talk with you about it.

MISSION
To positively transform the way people view and experience serious illness, dying, and grief.

Our Community Presence

We serve residents in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock.

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Our People

We’re a diverse, passionate, interdisciplinary team, working collaboratively to lead our community through serious illness, dying, and grief.

Senior Leadership

Ron Cottrell
Ron Cottrell

President & Chief Executive Officer

Associate Medical Director Tim Short
Timothy Short

Chief Medical Officer

Patti Dewberry
Patti Dewberry

Chief Clinical Officer

Jennifer Kincaid
Jennifer Kincaid

Director of Human Resources

Lois Pearson
Lois Pearson

Director of Business Development

Jenn Downs
Jenn Downs

Chief Marketing and Development Officer

Medical Team

Associate Medical Director Tim Short
Timothy Short

MD, HMDC, FAAFP, FAAHPM

Chief Medical Officer

Angela Stiltner
Angela Stiltner

MD, HMDC, FAAHPM

Senior Medical Director

Will Anderson
Will Anderson

MD, HMDC, FAAHP

Medical Director

Michael Dobson
Michael Dobson

MD

Medical Director

Rebecca Burke
Rebecca Burke

MD

Medical Director

Associate Medical Director Simran Mann
Simran Mann

MD

Medical Director

Ashleigh Bergstrom
Ashleigh Bergstrom

MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Demarest
Lauren Demarest

MSN, NP, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

Sally Koch - Nurse Practitioner
Sally Koch

MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Betty Strawhorn
Betty Strawhorn

MSN APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Cobb
Elizabeth Cobb

DNP, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Board of Directors

Francis Ansa
Francis Ansa

MD

Cathy L. Campbell
Cathy L. Campbell

PhD, RN

Abby Denby
Abby Denby
Lynne Fleming
Lynne Fleming
Gaby Laufer
Gaby Laufer
Gary Lee
Gary Lee
Chris Little
Chris Little
Neil Mairs
Neil Mairs
Jeanne McCusker
Jeanne McCusker
Chris Murray
Christopher Murray
Scott Syverud
Scott Syverud

MD

Peyton Taylor Jr.
Peyton Taylor, jr.

MD

Sandra Thomas
Sandra Thomas
Judy Tobin
Judy Tobin