Our Mission

Provide Patients and their Families with Advanced Illness Care of the Highest Quality

Our Vision

Be the Best Provider of Advanced Illness Care and the Best Place to Work in Healthcare

Our Values

  1. Put Patients and Families First
  2. Always Do The Right Thing
  3. Respect Everyone
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Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Led By:

Keith Everett

Keith Everett

Chief Officer for Performance, Compliance, and Cultural Operations

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Altonia Garrett

Altonia Garrett

Executive Director of the Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships

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Watch Altonia and Keith Featured in Positive Aging Sourcebook's Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in Senior Living Discussion

Committee Members & Ambassadors

Rev. Felicia Allen, M.Div., Chaplain – Fredericksburg

“I would be a safe/non-judgemental resource where people could engage in disclosure regarding ethnicity and culture. Additionally, I would engage people authentically. Having knowledge about another human being fosters respect and appreciation for our differences while embracing our similarities.”


Cheryl Spedden, RN Coordinator, Manassas

“I would collaborate, educate myself and others; not only by speaking but in my actions as well. Inclusion and diversity are a strong passion of mine –something I strive to raise in my children and to educate within my community. My goal is to remove myths, eliminate bias, and educate the unknowing and misinformed. I want to make the largest and most positive impact that I can for our company, our clients, our families, and our communities, in order to bring equality, acceptance, understanding, and empathy to the forefront.”


Robert Tolson, Chaplain, Leesburg

“As the company expands, I do believe an understanding of emerging opportunities are needed as well as inclusion in the areas served as well as those seeking to serve those communities.I would also push for an honest look of opportunities for diversity and growth within our disciplines so that we can create a more inclusive environment.”


Constance Whaley, RN, CCH Innovations, Fairview Park

“Understanding the issues affecting Inclusion and Diversity helps support appreciation of each other’s contributions, stronger relationships, a stronger workforce, and a stronger society. As an E, I & D Ambassador, I add my energy and commitment to facilitating opportunities for sharing experiences and information in order to strengthen the values that provide a foundation for generating new pathways for change.”

Shantal Williams, Manager, Community and Volunteer Engagement, Largo

“I would first want to start with building awareness.Educating employees by helping them to understand how individuals are impacted by unconscious bias, and what actions continue to reinforce these. One way to build awareness and address this is to encourage every employee to review, question and analyze their own personal biases and what their assumptions could be.”


Donna Gayles, Patient Advocate, Washington, DC

“I bring all that I am to whatever work that I do. I enjoy helping others and am fulfilled by being part of solutions. My willingness to promote and see change and collective growth will be one of the greatest assets to the team/committee.

Stay tuned for a Spanish language website to better serve our community. 

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