Community Hospice Foundation Announces New Board Members

April 6, 2023

MODESTO, CA (March 29, 2023) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Mr. David P. Benn. Mr. Benn retired in 2016 from Sutter Health where he most recently served as the Regional President for the Central Valley. Prior to his Regional President position, he served as the Chief Executive Officer, among other roles, for Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. During his healthcare career of nearly 40 years, he was accountable for operations, long range strategy, leading growth, affordability, quality, service integration and community responsiveness.

Joining the Community Hospice Foundation Board of Directors is Mrs. Deborah Kidwell-Grayson, retired Assistant Store Manager for JC Penney Co. and Ms. Veronica Napier, retired Hospital Compliance Officer for Tenet Healthcare and Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Grayson worked at JC Penney Co. for 30 years demonstrating great leadership and customer service. She was honored several times for her dedication and leadership, receiving recognition on multiple occasions for top campaign performance. Ms. Napier has more than 25 years’ combined experience working with Medical Group, Hospital, Health Plan and Foundation entities. She has extensive experience in healthcare compliance, operations, finance and administration.

“We are very excited to welcome our recently appointed Community Hospice, Inc. and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members,” said Alisa Bettis, Community Hospice President/CEO. “As we continue to meet the evolving needs of those in our community, we look forward to working alongside our new Board Members that can lend their leadership and expertise in helping us provide compassionate and quality care to our community residents and their providers. We are very grateful they have chosen to share their time and talents with us.”

The Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of community volunteers who provide strategic oversight and governance to the organization’s mission to embrace individuals and families facing life-changing journeys, enhancing quality of life for all.

About Community Hospice

Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors in their time of need providing hospice and palliative care services. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief and mental health support services through Hope Counseling. For more information, please call 209.578.6300 or visit

About Community Hospice Foundation

The Community Hospice Foundation is a charitable organization established in 2001 to raise funds and awareness for Community Hospice.


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