President / CEO / Key Staff

Jan Jones, RN, BSN, FAAMA
President/Chief Executive Officer

Jan Jones

Jan Jones took the helm of The Elizabeth Hospice as President and CEO on July 1, 2012. With over two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Jan, a registered nurse, brings a strong background in management and growth of successful community-based hospice programs and services.  Before joining us, Jan was the President and CEO of Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee for 13 years. 

Jan is a well-recognized leader in the hospice and palliative care movement. She has held leadership positions at the national level with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and currently serves on the Board. She also serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation. As an active participant at the state and national levels of hospice organizations and government arenas, she is well versed in the hospice and healthcare industry trends and regulations. Jan is committed to supporting the communities where she lives and works and currently serves as a Board Member for the North San Diego Business Chamber.

In her role as President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice, Jan leads the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider in the region with a workforce of more than 350 employees and 325 active volunteers. She is the liaison between the organization and the community and enjoys developing relationships with colleagues and residents throughout San Diego County.  With the 
Board, Staff, and Community, Jan identifies unaddressed needs for those coping with serious illness and works toward solutions in meeting those needs.  

Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided services to more than 90,000 patients and families in San Diego and South Riverside County neighborhoods, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more about The Elizabeth Hospice, call toll-free at (800) 797-2050 or visit  


 Key Staff

Andrea Goodwin
Chief Operating Officer

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Glenn Panzer, MD
Chief Medical Officer 
Director, Medical Services
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Kip Skavinski
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Business Operations
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Jeff White 
Chief Compliance Officer
Pattie Shader 
Director, Clinical Services
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Liz Sumner
Director, Center for Compassionate Care and Jenna Druck Center
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Robert Burgett
Director, Information Technology
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Phaedra Kunze
Director, Business Development

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Erikka Fogleman
Director, Human Resources

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Melissa DelaCalzada
Director, Communications
Director, The Elizabeth Hospice Foundation     

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