Treasure Coast Hospice snags new exec Jeannifer Ferrari

Jennifer Ferrari, former executive director of the Hobe Sound Chamber Commerce, has been named foundation resource manager for Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart.

Actually, it is more likely that it was Ferrari who chose to be employed by Treasure Coast Hospice, as the executive at the helm of the Hobe Sound Chamber for the past decade often has been credited for its reputation as the strongest, most active chamber on the Treasure Coast. After she announced her retirement, Ferrari was actively recruited by businesses in both the private and non-profit sectors.

In a press release this week, the hospice’s vice president of patient care, Carol Taylor-Moore, said that Ferrari will be charged with helping to inform the community of its new and existing services and “to enhance” fundraising.

The hospice, which serves Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties, also promoted Lori Posdal to director of community relations and moved Catherine Huynh into the position of director of internal communications.

The hospice has recently added the Thomas Counseling Center in Port St. Lucie, which just opened last month, as well as a new building in Fort Pierce.

“The Hobe Sound chamber is considered the best chamber on the Treasure Coast because of Jennifer’s leadership,” said Taylor-Moore in the release. “We are in a more competitive environment for donations, and Jennifer has the expertise to develop better ways to work within the community.”

Taylor-Moore added that Ferrari’s primary responsibilities will be to coordinate volunteer efforts of the Founding Friends, which is the hospice’s main fundraising group.

She will also assist web administrator Michael Hallinan to improve the hospice’s social media presence.

“Jennifer will change the focus for the Foundation at Treasure Coast Hospice,” Taylor-Moore added, and many Hobe Sound business owners and directors will consider that an understatement.