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EDI - The Journey Before Us

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In this podcast, Chris interviews Marisette Hasan, President & CEO of The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC).  In honor of Black History month, Chris discusses with Marisette what hospice and palliative care organizations short term and long term can do to focus their organization’s journey for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI).

Marisette shares great ideas about how our organizations can begin to work on the diversity of our workforce, leadership, and Boards.  She also shares some great wisdom on how hospice and palliative care programs can reach underserved communities.

Here’s a hint, it is something that harkens us back to our roots.  It’s about caring for and approaching key aspects of our communities and engaging them and listening to them.  It’s a great discussion and is chock full of great wisdom and practical steps hospice and palliative care teams and our EDI committees can utilize to focus and accelerate their organizations EDI journey.  Join us.





Our Guest


Marisette Hasan
President & CEO of The Carolinas Center for Hospice
and End of Life Care (TCC)



"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"History despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”  Maya Angelou 


Marisette Hasan graduated from the University of South Carolina with Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She has worked professionally as an RN since 1981 in various roles: oncology nurse, hospice nurse, clinical manager, home health and hospice administrator and nurse consultant. She currently serves as the President& CEO for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC). She is passionately engaged in supporting hospice and palliative care providers in North and South Carolina through leadership, innovation, public advocacy and regulatory technical assistance. 

In addition to her current role, she serves as the Co-Chair for the My Life My Choices 1.8 million dollar SC ACP grant initiative, funded by BCBS SC Foundation for the SC Coalition of the Care of the Seriously Ill. This initiative is focused on raising education and awareness with clinicians and underserved community citizens, incorporating a technology pilot to store ACP documents for rapid access with an E-repository. 

She is engaged on the national front as a member of the NHPCO Council of States Steering Committee, the NHPCO Palliative Care Advisory Council, NHPCO Diversity Advisory Council and the CTAC National State Coalition Task Force. She is certified as an ELNEC trainer, Respecting Choices Facilitator, and Serous Illness Conversation Guide Trainer. Finally, Marisette is engaged in research as a community stakeholder Co-Investigator for a PCORI grant initiative led by Dr. Kimberly Johnson to investigate and implement effective tools to eliminate ACP disparities among African Americans in 5 states.