Leadership

Pete BrunnickPresident & CEO
Peter A. Brunnick, CPA

Before accepting the position of President & CEO in February 2010, Pete served for 10 years as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations/Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining HPCCR, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Givens Estates in Asheville, NC.

A graduate of North Carolina State University, Pete is a certified public accountant and is a member of NCACPA. He was the 2007- 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. 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.

Pete currently serves on the Quality and Standards Committee and the Governance Committee for The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. He serves as Board Chair for The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina. Pete is serving as Treasurer to the board of PACE of the Southern Piedmont and as a board member to The Employers Association. In 2015 he was reappointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve a second three-year term on the NC State Health Coordinating Council.


Mike BolewitzVice 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.

 

 

 


Christy GisingerVice President Philanthropy
Christy Gisinger

Christy earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Services  from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  Prior to joining Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region in 2015, she held various leadership roles with Avery Dennison Corporation for 24 years in positions including sales, customer relationship management, and brand management, all with a focus on building partnerships.  Christy will be responsible for cultivating donor relationships and leading all fundraising efforts.  

 

 

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Vice President Corporate Compliance & Quality Improvement 
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.

 

 

Bob Smith 2013Medical Director
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.


 


Cindy Tilley 2015Vice President Human Resources
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.