The National Hospice Foundation Expands Into New Territory

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Business Executive Joins the Signature Events Council and Planning the 2015 National Hospice Foundation Gala

Spence joins the council with a valuable skills and experience to increase awareness and help in fundraising efforts” said Nguyen “ her enthusiasm is welcomed by all.

Autumn Spence of Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) joins the Signature Events Council at the National Hospice Foundation as its newest member. Spence currently serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development with HPS, a Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) company for hospices. The appointment of Spence, a leading business executive, signals continual growth and expansion of the Signature Events Council, as she is the second member from the business community to join the council. Spence will be responsible for expanding sponsorships, donations and attendees.

Spence joins the council after nearly 20 years of pharmacy benefit management, healthcare and fundraising experience. Spence served in a variety of Development and Fundraising positions for SafePlace, an advocacy agency and confidential shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Thurston County, WA. She also served as the Auction Coordinator for the Cal Anderson Benefit Auction for The Evergreen State College Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building an outstanding future for the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Spence also held a number of leadership roles at Choice Regional Health Network (CHOICE), a non-profit coalition of acute, chronic, behavioral and wellness providers and organizations dedicated to improving the health of the residents in seven counties in the State of Washington before working in the hospice PBM industry. Currently, she is a member of the Advisory Board for CareFlash a private online social platform “Spence joins the council with a valuable skills and experience to increase awareness and help in fundraising efforts” said Nguyen “ her enthusiasm is welcomed by all”.

The National Hospice Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to creating resources for individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness, raising awareness for the need for hospice care, and providing ongoing professional education and skills development to hospice and palliative care professionals across the nation. As the fundraising affiliate of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), it is the national charity for end-of-life care.

The Signature Events Council supports NHF’s annual events, including the National Hospice Foundation Gala. They provide leadership, advance philanthropic opportunities, facilitate partnerships, and engage key leaders for successful fundraising events, held in conjunction with NHPCO’s annual conferences.

Spence joins Council Chair, Patrice Moore, The Watershed Group, and members Regina Bodnar, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Joan Harrold, Hospice & Community Care, Sandy Kuhlman, Hospice Services and palliative Care of Northwest Kansas, John Mulder, Faith Hospice and Terri Walter, HopeWest. “It is my pleasure to serve on the Signature Events Council and my honor to work with such distinguished council members and the National Hospice Foundation staff. “ said Spence “This year’s National Hospice Foundation Gala is going to be very special and I look forward to the surprises we have in store for those in attendance.

The Signature Events Council is currently working on the 2015 National Hospice Foundation Gala, held on Friday, May 1st at the Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland. Sponsorships and tickets are available. Sponsors gain visibility prior to, and during, a concentrated gathering of business elite, promote their brand to a national audience, network with healthcare professionals and industry leaders, and have the opportunity to grow their business and gain new clients while making a rewarding impact. To sponsor the event, donate to the auction or attend the Gala contact Joy Nguyen at jnguyen(at)nationalhospicefoundation(dot)org, (703) 647-5167.

About The National Hospice Foundation (NHF)
In partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), NHF works to improve care at the end of life throughout the United States.

NHF raises funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support programs that make a difference in the lives of the patients and families served by NHPCO’s membership, representing more than 70,000 individuals and over 4,000 hospice and palliative care providers.

NHF welcomes support in many ways, including but not limited to, sponsorships, auction donations, council participation, and general support. For more information on how you can be involved, contact Joy Nguyen at jnguyen(at)nationalhospicefoundation(dot)org, (703) 647-5167.

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Autumn Spence
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