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An organization is only as strong as its people. At Alive, our leadership sets the tone for compassionate, personalized service: To provide loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.

Alive Hospice Nashville

Senior Leadership

  • Kimberly Goessele, President/CEO
  • Joe Hampe, Chief Operating Officer
  • Dr. David McRay, Chief Medical Officer
  • Fran Doehring, Chief Nursing Officer 
  • Stacey Cloninger, Vice President, Quality and Compliance
  • Teresa Cosgrove, Vice President, Finance
  • Alysia Jones, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President, Human Resources
  • Devin Smith, Vice President, Information Technology, and Security​

Board of Directors

2022 Board Officers and Members

  • Beth Workman, Board Chair 
  • Michael Payne, Treasurer
  • Vicki Estrin, Secretary and Chair-Elect
  • Clark Baker, Past Board Chair
  • Kimberly Goessele, President/CEO


  • Nick Birren
  • Kim Cannon
  • Mike Edgeworth, MD
  • Mary Flipse
  • Robyn Fulwider
  • George Huddleston, Jr
  • Rob Jack
  • Edward Jackson
  • Veronica Marable Johnson
  • Jordan Kendig
  • Jeff Landman, MD
  • Keri McInnis
  • Carolyn Schneider
  • Jane Siegel, MD
  • C.T. Stevens
  • Rev. Kelly Miller Smith
  • Robert Taylor, MD

Advisory Committee

  • Deborah Story, Advisory Chair
  • Mary Falls, Past Chair


  • David Barton, MD, Founder
  • Lynn Barton, LCSW, Co-Founder
  • Beth Workman, Board Chair and Ex-officio
  • Kimberly Goessele, President/CEO
  • Leslie Akins
  • Leslee B. Alexander
  • Rita Ash
  • Phil Barnett
  • Sydney Boerner
  • Lou Caputo
  • Dell Crosslin
  • Donna Culver
  • Frances Edwards
  • Annette S. Eskind
  • Donna Eskind
  • Gordon Ferguson

Advisory Committee Members (cont.)

  • Frank Gluck, MD
  • Keith Hagan, MD
  • Jordan Kendig
  • Harriet Karro
  • Lynn Lien
  • Max Moss, MD
  • Joseph C. Moss
  • Kitty Murfree
  • Joey Peay
  • Mark Pirtle
  • Shane Reeves
  • Kathy Ryan
  • Sandra J. Roberts
  • Liz Schatzlein
  • Bertie Shriver
  • Susan Simons
  • Joyce Taylor
  • Don Witherspoon
  • Hanna Witherspoon
  • John Zubkus, MD
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