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:
- 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.