Our Team & Physicians

President and CEO

Gwen Whitley, RN, CHPCA

President and CEO
Chief Clinical Officer

Missy Combs, RN, CHPCA

Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Director

Kelly Erola, MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Director
Chief Marketing

Craig Wagner

Chief Marketing & Engagement Officer Foundation and Agency
Chief Operating Officer

Tim King

Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Human Resources

Jennifer McLaurin Hedge, MBA, SPHR

Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Finance

Jason Pisani

Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Information Technology

Rob Stumpf

Vice President of Information Technology
Vice President of Human Resources

Jennifer McLaurin Hedge, MBA, SPHR

Vice President of Human Resources

PHYSICIANS

Hospice and Palliative Care PhysicianNew Hanover County

Kenneth Garm, MD, FACEP, HMDC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover and Pender Counties

Radha Putcha MD, HMDC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover and Pender Counties
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

David Rickard, MD, HDMC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

Kenton Sanders, MD, HDMC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Brunswick County

Rebecca Summerlin, MD, HDMC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Brunswick County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

Ted Winneberger, MD, FACEP, HDMC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

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OUR MISSION:

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.

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1414 Physicians Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
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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.