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ABOUT SHF

Seasons Hospice Foundation

We are able to fulfill the mission of Seasons Hospice Foundation through the consolidated efforts of vital advocates: our leadership team, board of trustees and employee team, as well as our generous volunteers and donors.

In hospice, we treat the whole person. We know from experience that special acts of kindness have a tremendous impact on the lives of hospice patients and their families—it’s undeniable. Seasons Hospice Foundation was created to raise funds to help cover the cost of special acts of kindness. These personalized, innovative interventions are actually designed by the hospice teams who consist of dedicated professionals who care for the patients and families. While many of these special acts are not covered by traditional hospice reimbursement, it’s truly remarkable how these foundation funded desires touch the human spirit—adding days to life and life to days.

Freestanding 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation with an independent board of trustees.

CURRENT TEAM

 

GISÈLE CROWE

Executive Director

Gisèle Crowe joined Seasons Hospice Foundation as Executive Director in 2016. With more than 20 years of fundraising experience, she will help expand the connections of the non-profit and lead fundraising and outreach efforts in the 19 states where Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care serves.

Gisèle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has led fundraising efforts for non-profits all over the country, including the University of Alabama School of Medicine, The Cradle Foundation, and Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, among others.

She is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, Women in Development North, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is also a member of the Northbrook Women’s Association and leads two Girl Scout troops in Northbrook, IL where she lives with her husband and their three daughters.

 

MARISA SMITH

National Wish & Community Relations Coordinator

Marisa joined SHF in 2010 as National Wish and Community Relations coordinator. She is responsible for the coordination, planning and execution of wishes for terminally ill patients, collaborating with patient care teams, foundation chairs and volunteers. She also monitors wish budgets and fundraising goals. Additionally, she assists in building and maintaining in-kind donors and vendor relationships.

Prior to working at SHF, Marisa was the Outreach Coordinator intern at Make-A-Wish Foundation.

KRISTY HANSBRO

Donor Services & Database Coordinator

Kristy joined SHF in 2015 as Development Services & Database Coordinator.

She is responsible for all aspects of the donor database, including processing and acknowledging gifts, donor support calls and maintaining the integrity and consistency of all donor records.

Kristy has 8 years of experience processing and acknowledging gifts for non-profits. She resides in Michigan with her husband and their two daughters.

LUISA KCOMT

Project Specialist

Luisa joined Seasons Hospice Foundation as the Vice President of Operations and Program Development in 2014. She is responsible for supporting the expanding goals of the Foundation and managing its key operations.

Luisa has been a social worker since 1995 and has worked in a variety of clinical settings. She discovered her passion for hospice and palliative care in 2006 as a Project Specialist with Hospice of Michigan. She joined Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in 2009 where she served patients and their families at the bedside as a hospice social worker. In 2011, Luisa was promoted to the Director of Supportive Care in Michigan.

Luisa holds an MSW and a Graduate Diploma in Social Administration from Wilfred Laurier University and a BSW from the University of Windsor. She resides in Michigan with her son.

Seasons Hospice Foundation does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. Additionally, Seasons Hospice Foundation does not discriminate against any person on the basis of sexual orientation, gender or religious preference.