Providing expert end-of-life care since 1984, Arbor Hospice offers patients and families the comfort and peace they deserve. 


A Legacy of Caring

At Arbor Hospice, we believe no one should face the end of life alone. Everyone has the right to spend their final months free of physical, emotional and spiritual pain in an environment where they are most secure. By providing exceptional medical care to patients and expert caregiver support – delivered by capable, dedicated, compassionate professionals – we help families focus on what’s most important to them. 

Arbor Hospice has been providing expert end-of-life-care since 1984, longer than anyone else in the community. If you would like to get to know us better, you can read about our purpose and culture, our leadership, our Boards and our role in the NorthStar Community, an affiliation of like-minded not-for-profit hospice providers with a relentless pursuit for quality.

Arbor Hospice provides care for all—regardless of age, diagnosis, or financial circumstances. Last year, our commitment extended $1 million beyond what was reimbursed by insurance. Because we welcome those who are uninsured, or whose treatment is more expensive than what other hospices can provide, we depend on the financial support of donors for the treatments, medications, services, grief support, and spiritual care of patients and families in need.

To read current and past issues of our Connections newsletter and President’s Reports:


The Arbor Hospice Foundation generates financial support to ensure that every person who seeks our care is able to receive it. Philanthropic giving also funds the research, education and innovation initiatives at the NorthStar Institute that focus on improving quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness. We continue to rely on gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fulfill the Arbor Hospice mission. Learn more about the many ways you can help Arbor Hospice.


The first of its kind in Michigan, the NorthStar Institute is the research and innovation arm of Arbor Hospice and all members of the NorthStar Care Community. Focused on improving quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness care at the local, state and national levels, the NorthStar Institute is a source of groundbreaking research, education, and community outreach initiatives. The Institute also serves as a forum where healthcare experts can exchange ideas, collaborate, and explore new ways to improve care.


Meet the people who guide and govern all the members of the Northstar Care Community – Our executive leadership, Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.

Nearly a century’s worth of commitment.

Collectively, Arbor Hospice’s Executive Leadership team has almost 100 years of service to the organization.

This unparalleled combination of commitment, stability, and expertise sets a standard in the rapidly-changing hospice landscape, focused on preserving and protecting the not-for-profit mission in Michigan—and across the country.

Executive Team

Bob Cahill | President & CEO

“As a leader of the NorthStar Care Community, it is my vision to strengthen the not-for-profit mission to ensure we will always be there for future generations—ready to serve the needs of the community so that our important work can continue.”

Patrick Miller, RN, MBA, MHSA, FACHE | Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

“We will care for all who need our care because it is the right thing to do.”

Lee Ann Myers, CPA, CGMA | Executive Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

“A strong financial foundation is essential to our not-for-profit mission. I am committed to expanding and protecting our resources so that we can deliver what Every Person, Every Time means.”

Marcie Hillary | Senior Vice President Community Relations & Chief Development Officer

“Having served this organization for over 25 years, my goal remains persistent and urgent: to ensure that everyone receives the compassionate end-of-life care they deserve.”

Krista Newman I Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Eric Kaplan I Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Sanford Linden, Chair
Professional Parent Care (Retired)

Jane McNamara, Vice Chair/Secretary/Treasurer
Greenpath (Retired)
Harrison Twp

Kurt Ludlow, Immediate Past Chair
Global IT Infrastructure Amway (Retired)

Lawrence D. Bos, Sr.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Grand Rapids

Ruthann Brintnall, PhD

Robert J. Cahill
Arbor Hospice
Ann Arbor

Brian Connolly
B. Connolly & Associates
Grosse Pointe Farms

Michael Damstra
Carelinc, Inc
Grand Rapids


Mark Drumheller
Performance Management, LLC
Grand Rapids

John Evangelista
Evangelista & Associates
Ann Arbor

Gerald Fitzgerald
Oakwood Healthcare Inc., (Retired)

Sean Guitar

Brad Killaly
University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Ann Arbor

John Maurer, MD
Grand Valley Medical Specialists
Grand Rapids

Khan J. Nedd, MD
Infusion Associates
Grand Rapids

Mary Sanders
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce

Sean Guitar, Chair
Hewlett Packard
Shelby Township

Steven Wade, Vice Chair
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Traverse City

Christopher M. Prisby, CFA®, Immediate Past Chair
Bank of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor

June Hamersma*, Founding Chair

Robert J. Cahill
Arbor Hospice/Arbor Hospice
Ann Arbor

Eric Canvasser, CPA, MST
Eric S. Canvasser, CPA, PLLC
Farmington Hills

Jordan Carson
National Television Host/Personality
Grand Rapids

LeeAnn Clay
Miller Welding Supply
Grand Rapids

Ryan Duffy
Miller Johnson
Grand Rapids

James B. Fahner, M.D.
Helen DeVos Children Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids

Kathleen Griffiths, MSW, MPA
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (retired)
Ann Arbor

Adriane Groggins

Marcie Hillary
Arbor Hospice
Grand Rapids

Jason Hover
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Rochester Hills

Joseph M. Infante
Miller Canfield
Grand Rapids

Melissa Jagst, CPA

Patricia Adanti-Joy
FRANCO (retired)
Ann Arbor

Betsy Kellman
Non-Profit Consultant/Development Director (retired)
Huntington Woods

Michael McCarthy, CPA, CFP®, MST
Ann Arbor

Patrick Miller
Arbor Hospice

David Morrison
The Bradley Company
Huntington Woods

Lee Ann Myers
Arbor Hospice

Nancy Philippart
BELLE Michigan

Marc Rosenthal
The Mitch Albom Show

Deb (Bratkovich) Thompson
The United Way (retired)
Ann Arbor

Greg Zelski
Fifth Third Bank
Grand Rapids

* In Memory Of

Brad Killaly, Chair & Secretary

Lee Ann Myers, Treasurer

Robert J. Cahill

Kenneth Pituch, MD, FAAP

Mary Jo Smith

Carolina Typaldos