About Us

Mission Statement

The Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation's mission is to support and educate persons and organizations dealing with life-limiting illnesses.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by generous donations from grateful families and friends of our patients.


Our Foundation is committed to support deserving organizations and causes associated with hospice and palliative care and giving compassionate assistance to those at the end of life's journey.

History of the Foundation

In 1996, Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. launched its first Medicare-certified hospice program in Indianapolis, IN. The Odyssey HealthCare Foundation was formed in May 1999 as a vehicle to manage donations from grateful families and friends of our patients. Through the years, the Foundation has changed names as a result of acquisitions. The first name change occurred when Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. acquired VistaCare, Inc., and the Foundation name became the Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation. When Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. was acquired by Gentiva Health Services, Inc., the Foundation name was changed to the Gentiva Hospice Foundation. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. recently acquired Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and the Foundation name was again changed to the Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation. Through all these changes, the Foundation remains committed to supporting all Kindred and Gentiva Hospice locations and their patients.

Foundation Staff

Mary Griffin - Executive Director

Audra Brand - Foundation Administrator


Foundation Board of Trustees

Paul VerHoeve - President

Shannon Drake - Secretary

Selece Beasley - Board Member

Niki Cook - Board Member

Thomas Rollerson - Board Member