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Board of Directors

The first board of directors was founded in 1980 by community volunteers who wanted to bring the benefit of hospice care to the community. The group was led by local physician Dr. Daniel Gottovi.

Our Board of Directors is charged with making policy and guiding the direction, mission, budget and programs of Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Board of Directors

Bob Resh, Chairperson

Glen Donovan, Vice Chair

John Pace, Secretary

Elaine Leggett, Treasurer

Crissy Dodson, Chair of Quality Affairs Committee

Donna Esteves, Chair of Fundraising Committee

Nick Dyer

Grant Rush

Jewel Mandeville

Katherine Daniels

Mary Beth Winstead

Roger Sims

Althea Johnson

Stan Segal

David Pearce

Michael Ryan



“I can’t say enough about the care my father received in his final days. The love and support for all of us allowed each of us to grieve in our own way. Personal, professional, compassionate, and simply caring. I’ll never forget opening the doors to the pine trees and hearing the birds call my father home. God bless you all.”

Daughter of hospice patient

Quality Counts

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare provides more than one million dollars of care each year not covered by another source. We serve all patients regardless of their ability to pay.

Don’t Wait

Only 10% of our patients take advantage of the full Medicare hospice benefit which includes ALL medical care, medications, equipment and visits related to diagnosis.

To find out if you or someone you love qualifies for hospice, call 800-733-1476 or fill out the below form:




Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to the highest quality LifeCare, education, and supportive services to our patients, their families, and the communities we serve.


Hospice Honors

United Way

On January 1, 2020, Lower Cape Fear Hospice formally changed its name to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare to better represent the spectrum of care and support they provide those in our community.