Hospice of Westchester (HOW) was established in 1992 and is a New York State licensed and Medicare certified 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that provides end-of-life care to residents in Westchester County. HOW emphasizes compassion, dignity and respect and we treat anyone with any life limiting diagnosis. HOW is committed to providing compassionate end-of-life care. We combine the highest level of medical expertise with emotional and spiritual support, enabling individuals and their loved ones to make the most of each day. Hospice services are provided wherever the patient resides, whether in a private home, skilled nursing facility, or an assisted living facility. HOW provides care through an interdisciplinary team, in collaboration with the patient's primary physician and the patient's family. Hospice services are provided regardless of the patient's ability to pay.




Mary K. Spengler, MS
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Fialk, MD
Medical Director

Gary Tatz, MD
Pediatric Medical Advisor

Carol Townsend Ross, RN, BSN, MPA
Director of Clinical Services

Daniel A. Beltran, LCSW
Director of Counseling Services<br> dbeltran@hospiceofwestchester.com

Mary Pat Barden, RN, BSN, CHPN
Patient Care Coordinator/NH Team

Nancy Caputi, RN, BA
Pediatric Nurse Coordinator

Joan Jacobus, LCSW, MBA
Volunteer Director

Tim Riordan
Director of Finance

Holly Benedict
Director of Development & Public Relations

Laura Lemos-Vidarte, RN, AAS
Patient Care Coordinator/Home Team

Board of Directors

Mary Gibbons Gardiner


William F. Flooks, Jr., Vice-Chair
Kathleen McArdle, Secretary
George Whitehead, Treasurer
Amy Ansehl
Joanne Ciaramella, Esq.
Matthew Fiorillo
Michele Fraser Geller
Catherine McGovern, MD
James O’Connor
Michael Palumbo, MD
Charles Trainor
Marc W. Wegener
Susan Yubas

When someone is on hospice care it is so important to have the family be around to celebrate the person’s life and that’s why Hospice is so wonderful...”