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Michigan Hospice Veterans Partnership
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Mission:  To establish an enduring network of hospice and VA professionals, volunteers and other interested persons working together to provide quality end of life services for all veterans.

Vision:  All veterans have quality hospice and palliative care at the time and place of need.

Purpose:  The purpose of the MI-HVP is to develop and implement a plan of work to improve end-of-life care for Michigan veterans and their families. The MI-HVP will provide technical assistance, education, training, and advocacy for veterans. The MI-HVP desires to strengthen the relationship between the VA and community hospice providers, and encourages open access to quality end of life care in the community.

The MI-HVP will develop an annual plan of work related to:
  • Education/training
  • Advancement of the We Honor Veterans Program in Michigan
  • Improved access to resources/information
  • Improved relationships between the VA and hospice/palliative care providers

Membership:    Current membership in the MI-HVP includes the following individuals

Dr. Marcos Montagnini - CoChair- VA Ann Arbor

Dr. Michael Paletta - CoChair - Hospice of Michigan

Paul Beiring - Volunteers of America

Daniel Crocker - Veterans of Foreign Wars

Julie Csongradi - Palliative Care Coord. - Saginaw VA

Sharon Dade - Volunteers of America

Mary Anne Gorman - Harbor Hospice

Richard Grom - Hospice at Home

Patricia Gurley - VA Ann Arbor

Diana Hacker - Hospice of NW Ohio

Dan Layman - 

Selena Okler - Palliative Care Coord. - Iron Mtn.

Terry Terpstra - VA Battle Creek

Sheila Vogel - Palliative Care Coord. - Detroit

Ray Weglarz - Omega House

Shelley Williamson - Palliative Care Coord. - Battle Creek

Linda Anderson - Hospice of Lenawee

Garth Wootten - Michigan Assoc. of County Veterans Counselors

Rod Borillo - Hospice of Michigan

Cheri Hoffman - Hospice of NW Michigan

Candy Latheim - Gentiva Hospice

Lori Davis - Gentiva Hospice

Tim Grunwald - Hospice and Palliative Care Assn. of Michigan


We Honor Veterans

The Michigan Hospice Veterans Partnership is a Level 1 state organization partner in the We Honor Veterans Program. For more information on the We Honor Veterans Program please click here.


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