Greg E. Leach
Greg is responsible for providing leadership to Foundation employees, donors, the Board of Directors and related parties and conducting fundraising activities for annual support, memorial gifts, special projects, endowments and deferred giving. Greg leads the efforts for Hospice of Palm Beach and Broward County Foundations and Hospice by the Sea Foundation. The funds raised support the programs of Trustbridge which provides Hospice, Palliative and Home Health Care in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Since taking leadership of the Foundation in 2008, Greg has built a program strategy focused on increasing the unfunded programs of support, additional support for marginalized individuals and communities currently less served. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is actively involved in the success and growth of the Foundation and has recently taken on the added responsibility of Broward County as Trustbridge was awarded a Certificate of Need to operate in Broward County.
Active in our Community, Greg serves on several nonprofit and local advisory committees including Trustee and Board member of the Chamber of the Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Trustee of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Board member and past Chairman of the PGA Corridor Association, member and past Chairman of the Governing Board of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and member of the Advisory Board of Directors of BB&T Corporation. Previously served in many volunteer capacities with the American Heart Association including Budget Review Subcommittee, Corporate Operations & Coordinating Committee for the National Board of Directors and was awarded American Heart Association’s highest award…The “Heart of Gold” Award.
Greg joined Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation with more than 25 years of Florida Banking experience. Prior to this position, he was President of Palm Beach Region for Seacoast National Bank and led the expansion south from the bank’s Treasure Coast roots. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Western Kentucky University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU.
Greg is proud to be a Florida native and a member of the Northern Palm Beach community since 1988.
Mark R. Huntley
Chief Financial Officer
Mark joined Trustbridge in March of 2017 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare management and insurance space.
He has extensive leadership in the healthcare field including: profit and loss performance, business strategy and market development, investment and treasury operations, network operations, underwriting and actuary management, long-term capital planning, risk adjustment, claims and customer service operations and ensuring operational performance with state and federal regulatory agencies and external auditors.
Mark’s professional experience includes: Chief Financial and Operating Officer of First Care Health Plans; a provider owned plan where he was responsible for all aspects of finance and operational functions, Chief Financial Officer-USA at Allianz Global Assistance; where he was responsible for the company’s financial operations, and Vice President of Finance/CFO of First Health Services Corporation; the public sector subsidiary of a managed care company. He also served as a board member for the Jefferson Insurance Company from 2007 to 2012.
A Certified Public Accountant, Mark earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College.
Director of Gift Planning
Leticia “Tish” Carlo is the Director of Gift Planning for Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, Hospice of Broward County Foundation and Hospice by the Sea Foundation. Since June of 2009, Tish has helped individuals identify ways to give that enable them to accomplish their philanthropic goals while supporting the mission of Hospice through an outright gift, naming opportunity or leaving a legacy through their trust or will. She coordinates donor recognition and stewardship, including the Hospice Legacy Society program that recognizes individuals that have provided the organization with a future gift. She also serves as bequest administrator for the Foundations. Tish has lived most of her life in Palm Beach County, attending the University of Florida and earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Prior to joining Hospice, Tish served as Director of Planned Giving for the American Heart Association (AHA), an organization she dedicated her services to for almost 20 years.
Tish is actively engaged in her community serving on the Board of the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services and is a founding member and serves on the Advisory Board of Impact the Palm Beaches. She is a member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation , the Forum Club and the Allocation Committee for the Town of Palm Beach United Way.
Senior Director of Resale Operations & Vehicle Donation Program
Cathy Olsen joined the Foundation as Resale Operations Manager in July 2003. She quickly rose through the ranks and now holds the position of Senior Director of Resale Operations and Vehicle Donation Program. In this role, Cathy is responsible for all donations and sales of merchandise made through the Foundation’s three resale shops as well as management of the organization’s nationwide vehicle donation program.
Prior to joining Hospice, Cathy was the sales manager for ALLTEL Communications overseeing the corporate sales staff focusing on small business in North Carolina where she lived with her four sons. Cathy earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University and is currently an active member of the local chambers, Business to Business for Women, Best of the Best Network and NARTS (The Association of Resale Professionals).
Director of Annual Giving and Digital Communication
Lauryn Barry joined the Foundation in January 2007 and spent 11 years overseeing the Foundation’s fundraising events. In her current position as Director of Annual Giving and Digital Communications, she is responsible for the creation and development of the foundation’s annual campaigns, memorial programs, marketing, public relations and social media initiatives. Additionally, she oversees the data entry department. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Barry served as Director of Foundation Operations at the American Gastroenterology Association’s Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition in Bethesda, MD, where she oversaw all gift processing activities, donor relations and special events, as well as the administration of research grants in excess of $2 million per year.
Executive Director, Broward
Valerie Vitale joined the Foundation in 2017 as Executive Director. In her position, Valerie provides leadership to the Foundation’s advancement programs, campaigns and special events in Broward County. Valerie has over 20 years of successful and diverse non-profit fundraising, development, programmatic and management experience. Her previous experience includes working with Suncoast Hospice, Best Buddies International, Special Olympics Broward County and the March of Dimes. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree from Florida State University.
Valerie has a long history in South Florida and is actively engaged in the Broward County community through her participation in Leadership Hollywood and Women Leading Broward.
Area Director of Philanthropy
Jennifer Thomason joined Hospice in June of 2015 as Area Manager. Jennifer focuses on working with individuals in the South Palm Beach County area to raise funds in support of the organization’s mission. Jennifer brings close to 20 years of knowledge in the non-profit sector with a focus on fundraising and program development. Her previous experience includes working with Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sister and most recently the American Heart Association where she oversaw a multifaceted funding campaign, which yearly exceeded goal. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College and received her Master’s Degree from George Washington University.
Jennifer has a long history in Boca Raton and is very active in the local community through her participation in the PTA at her children’s school and serving as a Scout Leader for her sons at Pack and Troop 315 at St. Paul Lutheran Church where she is also a Faith Training Leader.