Our Team & Physicians

President and CEO

Gwen Whitley, RN, CHPCA

President and CEO
Chief Clinical Officer

Missy Combs, RN, CHPCA

Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Director

Kelly Erola, MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Director
Director of Human Resources

Jennifer McLaurin Hedge, MBA, SPHR

Director of Human Resources
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer

Tammy Kavanaugh, MSN, RN, CHPCA

Chief Quality and Compliance Officer
Vice President of Development

Laurie Taylor, CFRE

Vice President of Development

PHYSICIANS

Hospice and Palliative Care PhysicianNew Hanover County

Kenneth Garm, MD, FACEP, HMDC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Bladen

Bryan Howington, MD

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Bladen & Columbus Counties
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover, Onslow

Radha Putcha MD, HMDC

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover, Onslow & Pender Counties
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

David Rickard, MD

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

Kenton Sanders, MD

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Horry, Georgetown

Charles Sasser, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Horry, Georgetown & Marion Counties
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Brunswick County

Rebecca Summerlin, MD

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
Brunswick County
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

Ted Winneberger, MD, FACEP

Hospice and Palliative Care Physician
New Hanover County

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OUR MISSION:

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness; support and counseling to families; and education to the community.