Our organization is made up of many teams of talented individuals. This page introduces you to the individuals honored to make up our leadership team.
Chief Executive Officer
Gil Brown grew up in Union Dale, Pennsylvania located in the northeast corner of the state. A small town with a population of just below 300, it is best known as the home of Elk Mountain ski resort. Gil has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare operations/management. His career path has taken him to Connecticut, New York City, Florida, and back to Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Hospice of Central PA, he served, for eight years, as the Chief Operating Officer at Hospice by the Sea, Inc., a Florida-based not-for-profit \ provider of hospice, home health care and palliative care services. Gil’s extensive career in healthcare includes corporate and regional positions with Aetna Health Plans, Director of Managed Care for the Queens Health Network of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation and Director of Managed Care for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. Gil has a B.A. in psychology from Bloomsburg University and a M.S. in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. Gil’s additional certifications include CHPCA (Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources). Gil lives in Susquehanna Township with his husband Pedro Lozada and their two dogs, Dan and Dora.
David R Wenner, DO, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer
Dave was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA. He is a graduate of Penn State University and completed medical school training in Philadelphia. Following medical school, he finished his family practice residency at Harrisburg Hospital, where he served as chief resident in his final year. Before joining Hospice of Central PA in 2011, Dave practiced Family Medicine for 24 years in Harrisburg. As medical director, he is responsible for delivery of patient care and medical oversight of both Hospice of Central PA and Levos Palliative Solutions. His board certifications include Family Medicine, Long Term Care, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dave serves on the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s External Awareness Committee. When not working, he enjoys spending his time with his family including his two children, Lauren and Keegan, and his grandkids, Aria, Teo and Trent.
Nichole K. Baer, RN
Chief Clinical Officer
Nichole is the Chief Clinical Officer for Hospice of Central PA. While assuring that all care is provided to the highest standards, Nichole is responsible for the smooth and efficient clinical operations of HCP. She is a Harrisburg native, and earned her nursing degree from Harrisburg Area Community College in 2006. Nichole started her nursing career in oncology before making the transition into hospice care. Prior to joining HCP, Nichole achieved over ten years of management and start-up experience in hospice and dialysis. When not working, Nichole enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Tucker.
Chief Development Officer
Elizabeth (Beth) Mihmet is the Chief Development Officer for Hospice of Central PA and works with both the marketing and fundraising teams at HCP. She studied English and Art at Colgate University and received her MBA from Temple University. Prior to joining HCP, Beth served as the Director of Development for the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Executive Director for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter. She lives in Mechanicsburg with her wife, Sarah Myers, and a very demanding cat named Cookie.
Melissa Ross, RN
Senior Director of Quality and Effectiveness
Melissa Ross is the Director of Quality Assurance for Hospice of Central PA. She is responsible for regulatory compliance and quality care at HCP. Melissa graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College in 2009 as a Registered Nurse. She worked in hospital environments until making the transition to hospice care in 2012 and joined HCP in 2014. Melissa is a Steering Committee member for the Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement Section of NHPCO’s National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals. Melissa is also an accomplished pianist, having played since the age of six.
Director of Information Services
Andy Hauer is the Director of Information Services for HCP. His responsibilities include the design, implementation, management, and maintenance of all information technology at HCP as well as conversion of the agency’s data into actionable information and knowledge. He holds an MBA from Millersville University, and BA in International Relations from American University. Immediately after completion of his BA, Andy spent two years in Togo, West Africa with the Peace Corps as an Environmental Protection Extension Agent. Before joining HCP in 2011, Andy held various positions in international public health, market analysis, and hospice quality assessment and performance improvement. He is originally from New York’s Hudson Valley but has been a resident of Lancaster for the past ten years where he lives with his wife and son. Andy is known for his gruff yet endearing demeanor, and his can-do attitude.
Director of Finance
Sharon was born and raised in Hegins, Pa. She is a graduate of Central Pennsylvania College and completed her bachelor’s in accounting at Elizabethtown College. Sharon has more than twenty years of experience in accounting. Before joining Hospice of Central PA, Sharon worked for the Rite Aid Corporation, Cumberland Valley School District and Mack Remanufacturing. Sharon enjoys spending time outside with her son, Luke, and spending time with her horses.
Human Resources Manager
Stephen Duty is the Human Resources Manager for Hospice of Central PA. He is responsible for all aspects of human capital for HCP. Steve graduated from Albright College with BS in business management. Prior to joining HCP, Stephen served as Human Resources Manager for BeneCard PBF and BCF. He is a life long resident of Harrisburg. Stephen is known for his affinity for bow ties and bright socks.