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Kent Hospice Foundation Welcomes New Officers and Board Members

Chestertown, MD—July 19, 2004—Kent Hospice Foundation has elected Judith C. Cooper, chair of the board, and Robert N. Cleaver, vice chair of the board. Also Martha Y. Hawkins, Frances W. Miller, Kara A. Wilkinson and Elizabeth H. Wise were named to three year terms as members of the board.

Cooper, a resident of Worton, is serves as vice president of The Chestertown Bank of Maryland.  Active in the local community, Cooper has served as member of the Kent Hospice board since 1998. She is also a member of the Chestertown Rotary and the Kent County Chamber of Commerce and a former member board of directors of Kent Youth.  Cooper is a graduate of Maryland Bankers School.

Cleaver, a retired insurance broker, resides in Chestertown.  He has been a member of the Kent Hospice Foundation since 1999.  Cleaver is a member of the Chester River Manor Foundation Board and has served as president of the United Way and vice-president of SCORE.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington College where he is involved with the alumni counsel.
Hawkins, who lives in Chestertown, is a member of the Kent Family Center board of directors and the Women's League of Washington College.  She received a degree in Spanish from Florida Southern College and a business degree from Goucher College Management Institute.

Miller is assistant superintendent of administrative services with the Kent County School System.  She currently serves on the Kent County Economic Advisory Board and has served on the board of directors of the Red Cross.  A resident of Earleville, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Westchester State and received a Master of Education degree in education administration from Kent State University.

Wilkinson, a resident of Chestertown, works in sales at the Village House.  She is a member of the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary and volunteers for the Kent County Food Pantry of which she was a board member.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Ohio Wesleyan University and received graduate honors in education and counseling from the University of Dayton.

Wise, who has over 20 years experience working with hospice organizations, is also a resident of Chestertown.  She is a member of the League of Women Voters and a volunteer for Chester River Hospital Center. Wise holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Drexel University.

The Kent Hospice Foundation's mission is to provide funds that support the hospice and outreach services offered by Chester River Home Care & Hospice. Kent Hospice Foundation became a member of Chester River Health System in July 2003.



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