Key Management Staff

Executive Director:  Peter Barcus, MHA

Peter has served in hospice management positions since 1986, and first began as executive director of Hospice of Alamance Caswell in 1990.  He holds a masters degree in health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Director of Hospice:  Sandra Gibson, RN, CHPN

Sandra first began her health care career as a nursing assistant and has been progressively promoted to her current position as the senior hospice clinical manager.  She began at what was then called Hospice of Alamance County in 1989; she holds her nursing degree from Rockingham Community College and is a nationally certified hospice and palliative nurse.

Medical Director: Dr. Betsy Walker, CHPM

Dr. Walker has been a board-certified hospice physician since 2008.  She holds bachelors degrees from both Carolinas – UNC in Chapel Hill and USC in Columbia! She attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed her residency in Anderson, S.C.  Her career has included private practice, clinic work, and extensive hospice and palliative experience.  She even taught middle school for a few years!  Dr. Walker joined us in 2018.

Chief Financial Officer:  Caroline Durham, CPA

Caroline has been the CFO at Hospice of Alamance Caswell since 2005 following a career in private accounting including a partnership at a local accounting firm.  She has been a certified public accountant since 1995 and is a graduate of Wake Forest University.

Director of Kids Path, Bereavement Counseling and Chaplaincy:  Patti Gasparello, MSW, LCSW

Patti was one of the founders of Hospice of Alamance County in 1979, and served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors, including its chair, for many years.  She was hired as the Director of Social Work services in 1993 and has served in a variety of leadership roles since then.  She holds a masters degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; her undergraduate degree was from Duke.

Director of Family Services:  Gayle Scott, MSW, LCSW

Gayle has served Hospice of Alamance Caswell as a social worker and manager of social work, volunteers and integrative therapy since 1994.  Gayle is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a masters degree from Virginia Commonwealth, and is licensed as an LCSW by the state.

Director of Performance Improvement, Corporate Compliance and Staff Education:  Angela Lloyd, BSW

Angela began her career at Hospice of Alamance Caswell in 2003 as a social worker and has progressively been promoted to her current position.  Her areas of responsibility range across the agency and all departments, including continual performance improvement and compliance with regulations.  Angela is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Director of Human Resources:  Manuela Espinosa, PHR

Manuela has had an extensive career in human resource management and brought those skills to Hospice of Alamance Caswell in 2008.  She is responsible for all personnel issues, policies, hiring and staff retention efforts, workers comp and related areas.  She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

Director of Facility Team: Shannon Pointer, MSN, RN

Shannon is responsible for the supervision and personnel oversight of operations of our hospice services within area Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, Skilled/Long Term Care and Continuing Care Retirement communities. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education and a Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Nursing Systems/Populations and concentration in Community and Public Health Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She obtained her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Alamance Community College. Shannon is passionate about advance care planning, palliative and hospice care and strives to help patients and their families with accessing the right care, at the right time, in the right way.  

Palliative Program Manager: Cheryl Rodrigues, RN

Cheryl has had a long-time nursing career stretching back to the 1990’s, including work in the Emergency Department at Alamance Regional and with Duke LifeFlight.  She started with LifePath in 2007 as an RN case manager, and was promoted to the hospital nurse liaison position in 2010 before her most recent promotion to the Palliative Program Manager position in 2014.  Cheryl holds several certifications and instructor credentials in a variety of nursing areas; she’s a graduate of the nursing program at Alamance Community College.

Director of Facility Services:  Sharon Terrell

Sharon came to Hospice of Alamance Caswell in 2001 with extensive facility management experience in private industry and has assumed progressively increased responsibilities since then.  She currently manages all safety initiatives and programs, and supervises housekeeping, grounds keeping, maintenance and related duties.  Sharon is a graduate of Alamance Community College.

Director of Information Technology:  Kenneth Allred

Kenneth began with Hospice of Alamance Caswell in 2009 following a career in IT management in the financial services industry.  He is responsible for oversight of all desktops, field laptops, servers, phone systems, cellphones, data storage and integrity, encryption and other related duties.  Kenneth is a graduate of the computer technology program at Alamance Community College.