The HFA Team

Foundation History

Hospice Foundation, Inc. was chartered in 1982 with the purpose of providing fundraising assistance to hospices operating in South Florida so that they could carry on their mission of providing compassionate care to dying patients. In 1990, with the help of a significant gift from Hospice Care, Inc., the Foundation expanded its scope to a national level in order to provide leadership in the entire spectrum of end-of-life issues. To more accurately reflect its national scope, in 1992, the Foundation opened a Washington, D.C. office for program work, and in 1994, its Board of Directors changed the name of Hospice Foundation, Inc. to Hospice Foundation of America, Inc.

The HFA board is a distinguished group of leaders who guide and support the Foundation in its effort to supply neutral information that improves end-of-life care through public education and professional development, that raises the visibility and credibility of hospice care, and that advocates for the principles of hospice that improve care for the terminally ill.

Board of Directors

Thomas J. Spulak, Esq., Chair
Partner, King and Spalding, LLP (Washington, DC)

David Abrams, Director
Former President & CEO, Hospice Foundation of America

Mike Abrams, Director
Partner, Ballard Partners, Miami, FL; former Florida State Legislator

Myra MacPherson, Director
Author; journalist; member, International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement

Kendrick B. Meek, Director
Senior Advisor, King and Spalding, LLP; former Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives; former member, Florida State Legislature (Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives); former Special Representative to the United Nations

JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, ACHPN, Director

Patricia Spulak, Director
Former Government Affairs Representative, San Diego Gas & Electric

Amy Tucci, Director
President & CEO, Hospice Foundation of America