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Hospeace House Staff & Board of Directors 2023

Hospeace House Director of Operations
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Theresa Hays

Director of Operations

Theresa joined Hospeace House in 2022. Having recently completed her Associates degree in Human Services, she will be continuing toward her BSW as well as her Death Doula certification in the Fall of 2023.


As a Naples transplant, Theresa was an active member of the BSA with Naples Pack 40 for 10+ years. She has a background of Administrative Support with Oracle and Paychex as well as consumer education for home energy conservation.


Hospice care was something that Theresa fell into through personal events with loved ones. It was working through those events however that brought to light the importance of hospice care and working with families that may not be in a position to care for their loved ones during their last days.

Board of Directors 2024

Robert Brancato

Bob joined the Hospeace House Board in 2018. Bob is the president of CSL Consultants, which provides training and organization development services to a wide variety of clientele. Bob also serves as a resident care volunteer.  

Janet Cowley, CPA

Janet joined the Hospeace House Board in 2009. Janet owns her own CPA practice. She served as the vice president of Hospeace House for a number of years and continues to serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee. 


Judy Manser

Judy joined the Hospeace House Board in 2023. She retired from a banking career in 2016 after almost 30 years. Experience included portfolio management, loan servicing, credit analysis and supervisory primarily in commercial real estate lending. She joined the Naples Rotary in the Spring of 2023. Judy and her husband have been living in the Naples area for 10+ years. She enjoys spending time with her family, her children and grandkids. She enjoys the beauty of this area and all four seasons. Some of her favorite things to do are travel, hiking, biking or just sitting at a camp fire with her family enjoying a glass of wine and making s’mores with the grandkids.

Kathleen Dever, EdD, MS, RN

Kathleen joined the Hospeace House Board in 2014.  Kathleen is an Associate Professor at St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Nursing and the Executive Director of the Academy for Leadership in Long-Term Care.

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson joined the board in 2019. He and his family moved to Naples in 1979, Dan was the head winemaker and winery operations manager at Widmer's wine cellars, taught at Naples Central School, served as an EMT for 30 years with the Naples Ambulance, is a lifetime member of Maxfield Hose Company.

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Dr. Robert Ostrander

Robert is the founding partner of Valley View Family Practice, in Rushville, NY. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and is the Medical Director of the Rural Medical Scholars Program/RMED at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Robert served on the Governor’s Rural Health Advisory Council for the New York State Department of Health. Plus, much, much more.

To all these endeavors he hopes to bring the real-world perspective of the challenges faced and rewards garnered in day-to-day patient care.

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Susan Dominick

Sue is a licensed RN. She has acquired medical /surgical certification, Cardiac telemetry certification, ACLS certification and certification through NYS OPWDD for ID/DD Nursing. She has worked for such organizations as: Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service; Mary Cariola Center; plus, others.

In 2021 Sue joined Naples Rotary Club and also began volunteering for resident care at the Hospeace House. She continues to be in awe of the generosity and benevolence of the Naples community, and especially the dedication of those involved with Hospeace House.

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