President & CEO
Peter A. Brunnick, CPA
Peter Brunnick was previously the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region before accepting the position of President & CEO in February 2010. Prior to joining HPCCR, he served as the chief financial officer of the Givens Estates and WCI Consulting Services in Asheville, NC.
A graduate of North Carolina State University, Pete is a certified public accountant and is a member of both the AICPA and the NCACPA. He was the 2009 Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Carolina’s Center for Hospice and End of Life Care and was a 2007 recipient of the Center’s Spirit of Hospice Award. He has also served as board treasurer for the Carolina’s Center, which serves over 100 hospice providers in North and South Carolina. Pete was appointed by the Governor’s office to serve as a provider representative on the North Carolina Hospice Certificate of Need Methodology Task Force. In 2009, he was named not-for-profit CFO of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal.
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Michael S. Bolewitz, PharmD, MBA
Mike holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and an MBA from Pfeiffer University. Mike joined HPCCR in 2007 as the pharmacist on staff. During that time he reduced pharmacy costs, acted as a resource to clinical staff, managed medications, and provided education at regional and national conferences. In 2012, Mike became the first HPCCR Chief Operating Officer for the organization. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations of HPCCR.
Vice President Development
Cynthia H. Clark, CFRE
Cynthia H. Clark, CFRE has served as vice president of development of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region since March 2005. Cindy’s prior experience includes more than 28 years in development and marketing at Gaston Day School and Belmont Abbey College. She is a charter member and past chair of the Leave A Legacy Charlotte Region Steering Committee. She is an active member of the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, having served in various leadership roles including two years as President. In 1999, she received the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte – South and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Appalachian State University and has held certification as a fundraising executive since 1992.
Vice President Clinical Services
Lisa H. Hood, RN, BSN, CHPCA
Lisa earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at UAB, the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She joined Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region in 1999 as an admissions nurse/hospital liaison. She then progressively advanced through the organization’s clinical leadership from team manager to regional director of Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman. In 2006, Lisa assumed the role of vice president of clinical services, with oversight of all clinical practice by each of our hospice teams, regional offices and bereavement services. Prior to joining Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, Lisa was a traveling nurse who worked in a variety of ICU settings throughout the United States.
Vice President Business Development & Marketing
Sheri A. Lowe
Sheri earned a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Floria. She has over eight years of experience in hospice marketing and sales, having worked for hospice organizations in both Floria and Alabama. Sheri also has extensive training experience, in both marketing and admissions, from her work with Simione Conusulting, a healthcare consulting firm. She joined Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region in January 2013 and is responsible for community referrals, external education in both clinical and non-clinical settings, and overall marketing for the organization.
Robert Smith, MD, MBA
Dr. Smith earned a B.A. in Business from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA, followed by earning a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh and completed his residency at North East Medical Center in Concord, NC. Dr. Smith is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. He was formerly the Associate Medical Director for Vista Care Hospice in Savannah, GA. Dr. Smith is currently the Medical Director for HPCCR and has been with the organization since August 2004.
VP Finance & CFO
Joaquin Soria, MBA, CTP
In his his role as VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Joaquin serves as a member of the organization’s Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for leading key areas including all financial services and non-clinical operations. Joaquin received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, and his MBA in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, Joaquin held the position of Vice President of Finance at a global manufacturer of hi-tech dental equipment. He also has an extensive background in the automotive industry, working for DaimlerChrysler for 13 years in various capacities. A native of Mexico, Joaquin is fluent in both Spanish and German.
Executive Vice President Human Resources & Marketing
Cynthia L. Tilley, SPHR
Cindy, a Gaston/Mecklenburg County native, is a 1987 graduate of Appalachian State University, earning a BSBA in marketing and management. Cindy began her career with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region in 1995 and continues to enjoy overseeing the functions of Human Resources, Community Outreach, Volunteer Services, and Staff Training & Development. In 2005, Cindy was awarded the prestigious Babcock Award from The Employers Association for excellence in the human resources profession and service to the business community.