Greg E. Leach
Greg is responsible for providing leadership to Foundation employees, donors, the Board of Directors and related parties and conducting fundraising activities for annual support, memorial gifts, special projects, endowments and deferred giving. Greg leads the fundraising efforts for Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, Hospice by the Sea Foundation as well as Hospice of Broward County Foundation.
Since taking leadership of the Foundation in 2008, Greg has built a program strategy focused on increasing the unfunded programs of support, additional support for marginalized individuals and communities currently less served by Hospice of Palm Beach County. The Foundation's Board of Directors is actively involved in the success and growth of the Foundation and has recently taken on the added responsibility of Hospice of Broward County Foundation as a separate funding vehicle for our Broward County expansion.
Greg serves on several nonprofit and local advisory committees including Immediate Past Chairman of the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, board member and past chairman of the PGA Corridor Association, Chairman of the Governing Board of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and member of the Advisory Board of Directors of BB&T Corporation for Palm Beach and The Treasure Coast regions. Also actively involved with the American Heart Association, Greg was past Chairman of the Board for the 7 state Greater Southeast Affiliate, and previously led the Smoke Free for Health Effort (Amendment 6) as Co-Chair for Palm Beach County. He previously served as national Chairman of the Budget Review Subcommittee, and a member of the Corporate Operations & Coordinating Committee for the AHA's National Board of Directors and was previously awarded American Heart Association's highest award...The "Heart of Gold" Award.
Greg joined the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation with more than 25 years of Florida Banking experience. Prior to this position, he was President of Palm Beach Region for Seacoast National Bank and led the expansion south from the bank's Treasure Coast roots. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Western Kentucky University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU.
Greg is proud to be a Florida native and a member of the Northern Palm Beach Community since 1988.
Vice President, Finance
Pedro Herrera has over 30 years of senior management experience in Accounting and Finance.
He comes to us from 1st United Bank where he served as the Senior V.P., Chief Investment Officer, overseeing the Treasury Area. Prior to that he held the position of Senior V.P., Controller, covering Accounting and Treasury Functions for the Bank. Pedro assisted 1st United Bank with Acquisitions and Mergers, and oversaw a variety of projects related to process improvements and accounting system conversions. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from St. Peter’s University, and a Certificate in International Banking from New York University.
Leticia "Tish" Carlo
Director of Gift Planning
Leticia “Tish” Carlo is the Director of Gift Planning for Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and Hospice by the Sea Foundation. Since June of 2009, Tish has helped individuals identify ways to give that enable them to accomplish their philanthropic goals while supporting the mission of Hospice through an outright gift, naming opportunity or leaving a legacy through their trust or will. She coordinates donor recognition and stewardship, including the Hospice Legacy Society program that recognizes individuals that have provided for the organization with a future gift. She also serves as bequest administrator for the Foundations. Tish has lived most of her life in Palm Beach County, attending the University of Florida and earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Prior to joining Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, Tish served as Director of Planned Giving for the American Heart Association (AHA), an organization she dedicated her services to for almost 20 years.
Tish is actively engaged in her community serving on the Board of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation (EWPBF), the charitable arm of EWPB, and is a founding committee member for Impact 100 Palm Beaches. She is a member of the Forum Club, East Coast Estate Planning Council and the Palm Beach Tax Institute; and, serves as an Allocation Committee Chairman for the Town of Palm Beach United Way.
Senior Director of Resale Operations & Vehicle Donation Program
Cathy Olsen joined Hospice of Palm Beach County as Resale Operations Manager in July 2003. She quickly rose through the ranks and now holds the position of Senior Director of Resale Operations and Vehicle Donation Program. In this role, Cathy is responsible for all donations and sales of merchandise made through Hospice of Palm Beach County's two resale shops as well as management of the organization's nationwide vehicle donation program.
Prior to joining Hospice of Palm Beach County, Cathy was the sales manager for ALLTEL Communications overseeing the corporate sales staff focusing on small business in North Carolina where she lived with her four sons. Cathy earned her Bachelor's Degree from Colorado State University and is currently an active member of the local chambers, Business to Business for Women, Best of the Best Network and NARTS (The Association of Resale Professionals).
Director of Special Events
Lauryn Barry joined Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation in January 2007 as Special Events Coordinator. In her current position as Director of Events, she is responsible for the development and implementation of community fundraising events, policies, and programs. Additionally, she oversees the data enty process. Prior to joining Hospice of Palm Beach County, Ms. Barry served as Director of Foundation Operations at the American Gastroenterology Association’s Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition in Bethesda, MD, where she oversaw all gift processing activities, donor relations and special events, as well as the administration of research grants in excess of $2 million per year. Ms. Barry received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the George Washington University. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Executive Director, Broward
Valerie Vitale is the Executive Director of Hospice of Broward County Foundation. In her position, Valerie provides leadership to the Foundation's advancement programs, campaigns and special events in Broward County. Valerie has over 20 years of successful and diverse non-profit fundraising, development, programmatic and management experience. Her previous experience includes working with Suncoast Hospice, Best Buddies International, Special Olympics Broward County and the March of Dimes. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and a Master's degree from Florida State University.
Valerie has a long history in South Florida and is actively engaged in the Broward County community through her participation in Leadership Hollywood and Women Leading Broward.
Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Lorraine Shim joined Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation as Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations in February 2014. Prior to her joining the staff, Lorraine was with Hospice by the Sea, as Director of Prospect Research. Currently, her responsibilities includes grant writing and corporate solicitation, all to advance the mission of the organization, by securing funds for our uncompensated services and programs. Lorraine’s career prior to hospice includes eleven years in education advancement with Nova Southeastern University (NSU), during which time she also secured a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Lorraine has actively served as board member of the Association of Professional Researcher in Advancement - Florida Chapter (APRA), as Director of Professional Development from 2011-2013; member of the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) International and AFP Broward Chapters. Her knowledge in the field of Donor Research has led to her co-presenting at the 2011 AFP Broward Fundamental of Fundraising Workshop on the topic of 'Research in a Small Shop', and was a panelist at the May 2014 AFP Broward Monthly Luncheon. She is also certified by the Leslie W. Broward CFRE Fundamentals of Fundraising - AFP Fort Lauderdale/Broward.
Jennifer Thomason joined Hospice in June of 2015 as Gift Manager for Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and Hospice by the Sea Foundation. In her position with the Foundation Jennifer will be focused on working with individuals in the South County area to raise funds in support of the organization’s mission. Jennifer brings close to 20 years of knowledge in the non-profit sector with a focus on fundraising and program development. Her previous experience includes working with Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sister and most recently the American Heart Association where she oversaw a multifaceted funding campaign, which yearly exceeded goal. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College and received her Master’s degree from George Washington University.
Jennifer has a long history in Boca Raton and is very active in the local community through her participation in the PTA at her children’s school and serving as a Scout Leader for her sons at Pack and Troop 315 at St. Paul Lutheran Church where she is also a Faith Training Leader.
Lindsey C. Kostura
Lindsey Kostura joined the organization in September of 2016 as Philanthropy Associate for Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, Hospice by the Sea Foundation and Hospice of Broward County Foundation. In her position, Lindsey focuses on raising funds through the Foundation's annual giving program in support of the organization’s mission. She also devotes her time to developing and managing the organization's social media strategies, managing marketing and PR projects for the department and assists in implementing new giving opportunities, fundraising events and community awareness.
Her previous experience includes directing marketing and public relations initiatives in various fields, including medicine. Lindsey earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a focus in Communication Studies from Baldwin-Wallace College, and her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Lindsey is a member of the Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches (YPOP), the PULSE Network and supports her community through her devotion to charity work.